In the midst of controversy surrounding the demolition of the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) shopping complex at Computer Village in Ikeja, the Lagos State Government has vehemently denied any involvement in the contentious action.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, clarified that the structure, owned by POWA, was demolished based on their directive. Omotoso accused unnamed individuals of spreading “fake news” and labeled them as “opportunistic ethnic chauvinists” attempting to fuel divisive propaganda.
The Police Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, had previously stated that the decision to demolish and reconstruct the complex was made to address environmental hazards. Adejobi emphasized the need for immediate landscaping and reconstruction, as the structure was considered prone to flooding and potential collapse.
In response to the situation, Omotoso reiterated that the Lagos State Government had no involvement in the demolition, emphasizing that the structure’s ownership lies with POWA.
This clarification aims to dispel any misinformation and highlights the ongoing dispute over the controversial demolition at Computer Village in Ikeja. Stay tuned for further developments on this unfolding situation.