‘Patience Jonathan’s property’ demolished in Abuja

The Federal capital territory (FCT) development control department has demolished a property allegedly belonging to the former first lady, Patience Jonathan on Tuesday.

It was gathered that the building is on Shehu Yar’Adua Way along Mabushi-Kado Life Camp Expressway, Abuja.

Speaking on the development,  lawyer with EA Ezugwu and Associates, Emmanuel Anene, said the issue of the building is still pending before the federal high courts in Lagos and Abuja.

“Sometime before, people from development control came to the site, alleging that there was no approval for the building,” Anene said.

“We met them at their office and showed them the approval, which they accepted. We thought that the matter was over.

“They had earlier gone to court with application for forfeiture of the property to the government which they failed to achieve at the Lagos high court.

“So we were surprised that a team came in this afternoon without notifying us to remove the structure.

“Also, we were not served with any notice for demolition, they just came in now and started the demolition of the structure.”