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Woman laments demolition notice 2 months after property purchase

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A viral video circulating on social media shows a woman lamenting the demolition notice served on her property in Lagos State, allegedly just two months after moving in.

In the video that surfaced online on Monday, the yet-to-be-identified woman cried as she recounted the ordeal. A picture of a demolition notice dated 7 May 2024, was also attached to the video.

She said: “We bought that property in February, and we’ve only been there for two months. All the hard work, all the sleepless nights, everything… If you’re in Lagos, you’ll know how much property in Eti Osa costs.

“Each time my son sees me crying, he will always ask me why I am crying. How do I explain this to our son? What do I tell my children? I’m trying so hard to be strong, but this is very painful.

“I don’t wish for anybody to work so hard and face something like this. I don’t”.

The video, which was shared on X.com on Monday by Spotlight Abby, tweeting with the handle #Spotlight_Abby, has garnered reactions from netizens, with some sympathising with the couple and others criticising the decision to invest in Lagos real estate citing recent incidents of demolitions.

It also raised concerns about the need for thorough due diligence before investing in real estate in the state.

This is not the first time property demolitions in Lagos have sparked controversy.

Last week, residents of Mende Estate Villa in the Maryland area of Lagos State decried the demolition of their multimillion-naira houses in the area by the state government while seeking compensation for a new shelter.

But the state Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Barrister Tokunbo Wahab said that the government issued the residents of Mende Villa Estate two demolition notices in 2021 and 2023.

In a post on X.com on Wednesday, Wahab also hinted that illegal builders whose houses are demolished may soon be asked to pay for the exercise.

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