Edo Task Force demolishes Ogbemudia’s house

Edo Task Force demolishes Ogbemudia’s house

On September 9, 2011 

BY SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN CITY – FRESH crisis is brewing between Edo State Government and two-time Governor of old Bendel State, Dr Samuel Ogbemudia, following the demolition of the building of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, leader by the state Task Force Committee on Illegal Structures, yesterday.
The taskforce had on Monday, demolished one of the property of the former Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Rowland Owie in Benin City.

The building, situated on Siluko Road, Benin City contains two blocks of eight flats. The daughter of the PDP leader and former Commissioner for Education in the state, Ms Uyi Ogbemudia, said the building had valid approval from the state government, adding that “is why I am still wondering why they destroyed it.

She said: “The building belongs to my mother. They tried similar thing two years ago and after that, they came to apologise and now you can see what has happened. This is unfair and that is why I believe it was politically-motivated. When you measure the land, you will see that a grave mistake had been made.

“I met them destroying it and I told them that what they were doing was wrong but they told me to go and inform them at Government House as they came to execute their job. This is very wrong in Benin land and that is why I am still scared. I don’t know what the state is turning into.”

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