The Lekki Estates Residents and Stakeholders Association (LERSA) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the activities of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), which it has accused of inflicting them with hardship.
In a petition sighted by Newsbreak, the residents claim the Muiz Banire-chaired corporation has forcefully ejected many residents of over 77 gated estates from 1004 Estate area to Epe.
LERSA said AMCON had used fierce-looking armed men as well as policemen to carry out their ruthless operation in the area. Some of the affected estates include: Victory Park and Goshen Beach.
It said several families have been “forced out of their homes with mothers and children left out in the heavy downpour of rain with little or no notice at mid-day when most Residents were out for work.”
The association revealed that in the case of Goshen Beach Estate, the sale was a joint venture between the developer and Lagos State Development & Property Corporation (LSDPC) thus giving comfort and confidence to would-be buyers that they are credible and the titles are free from any encumbrance.
LERSA lamented the sealing of its sewage treatment, borehole and recreation area. It charged AMCON to go after the assets of developers who are the loan defaulters and not “prey on soft targets that are innocent citizens, who are bonafide purchasers for value, without notice of any encumbrances known to law.”
LERSA also called on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, to intervene in the matter.