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Why we demolished Dokpesi’s buildings in Abuja – FCT administration

FCT administration has stated that it demolished buildings belonging to Chief Raymond Dokpesi in Abuja due to illegal encroachment.

About 15 armed policemen and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence officers were present at the site of the demolition.

One of the gatemen of the building belong to the AIT boss narrated what happened.

We managed to evacuate some of our properties and furniture like tables, chairs books and files before the bulldozer pulled down the building. Thereafter, it brought down a part of the fence and a building close to the gate. The men didn’t tell us the reason for the demolition,” one of them said.

The Coordinator of Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, Umar Shuaibu, said; “Specifically, in November last year, the management of DAAR Communications led by High Chief Raymond Dokpesi paid a courtesy visit to the FCT Minister and they were received on his behalf by Chief of Staff to the FCT Minister, Bashir Mai-Borno who led the FCTA team made up of relevant directors and others in the discussions. The purpose of the discussions was to resolve the protracted dispute regarding the actual size of land legally allocated to DAAR Communications as against the area covered by their perimeter fence. “The whole idea was for both parties to mutually agree for a settlement that would bring about the permanent solution and forge ahead for the development of the FCT and the nation at large.” 

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