Replicating Dubai’s Jumerai City in Nigeria – EFCC probes land sale in Festac Phase II.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has commenced investigation into illegal land sale in Festac Phase II after a recent tour of the areas to ascertain the extent of land grabbing.

The commission a few days ago mounted caveat signpost in the area, saying that status quo should be maintained on the 1,126 hectares of land.

The caveat read in part, “This is to inform the general public about the illegal sales, economic sabotage and unlawful alienation of Federal Government land in Festac Phase 11 by unauthorised persons.

The fraudulent transactions of the unauthorised persons and their representatives are presently under scrutiny by the EFCC.

“This is therefore to notify members of the public and any interested party to be wary of any transaction involving any portion or part of the land as such transactions will be visited with the wrath of the law.”

The spokesman of the EFCC, Mr Tony Orilade, told journalists that the commission was investigating the matter.

“We are investigating the matter you are talking about and at the appropriate time, we shall make our findings known to you and other members of the public,” he said.

Festac Phase II has been under contention between the Federal Housing Authority Kuje-Amuwo Community which had a few years ago secured a court judgement against the FHA over a disputed portion of the area

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