Landlords and residents of Egwuatu Property, Abata Nsugbe, Anambra State have staged a peaceable protest over the invasion of their space by land speculators.

The protesters, who spoke to DAILY POST through the protest, accused land speculators of destroying their properties and inflicting accidents on some residents.

Chairman of Egwuatu Landlords Affiliation, Mr Emeka Ojukwu, who addressed journalists, stated “We acquired legit properties from the Egwuatu household over 15 years in the past and have all lived peacefully within the space with none dispute from any quarter till the most recent invasion from unusual individuals.”

The residents bore placards with numerous inscriptions like: “Governor Obiano, IGP, save us from our oppressors”, Proper to possession of properties is our elementary proper”, “Our lives and that of our relations are in nice risks, save our souls”, “We don’t need violence and bloodshed.”

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Different inscriptions on their placards learn: “Nigeria Police, rise as much as your responsibility please”, “Price of dwelling may be very onerous in Nigeria at present, cease destroying our properties and constructing supplies” amongst others.

Ojukwu, whereas giving additional perception into their predicament stated the attackers additionally invaded his compound and ransacked his properties whereas a lot of the residents of the property can not enter their properties presently for worry of their lives.

“We now have restrained ourselves from resorting to self-help or bringing thugs to battle for our rights too, quite a petition has been triggered to the police authorities in Abuja, Zone 13 Ukpo and the Command Headquarters, Anambra State.”

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Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga confirmed {that a} petition from the group has reached the CP, and that preliminary investigation has begun.

“It’s a case of encroachment and boundary dispute. Police have waded into the matter to forestall the disaster whereas some individuals have been invited for questioning. We suggested events concerned to keep up peace and discover authorized choices when essential,” Ikenga stated.

Property landlords, residents protest actions of land speculators in Anambra

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