The plot of land David John bought and fenced 10 years ago doesn’t belong to him anymore. In August 2022, a business mogul moved into the property with bulldozers and heavy duty vehicles. One year later, a four-storey apartment building, in the latter stages of completion, is standing on land in Lekki, an elite neighbourhood in Lagos.
“The police told us there is nothing they can do. We wrote a petition to the land grabbers task force and we did not hear from them,” John tells The Africa Report, referring to the task force set up by Lagos State Government in 2016.
There's more to this story
Get unlimited access to our exclusive journalism and features today. Our award-winning team of correspondents and editors report from over 54 African countries, from Cape Town to Cairo, from Abidjan to Abuja to Addis Ababa. Africa. Unlocked.
Already a a subscriber Sign In