A Chief Superintendent of Police has publicly disregarded the instructions of the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to withdraw his men from the Magodo Phase 2 Estate area of the state.
The police and bulldozers moved to the area last December threatening to demolish the houses in the estate.
This had prompted residents of the area to take to the streets to propose the plan of demolition and seek the state’s intervention.
Sanwo-Olu visited the estate today and invited the parties involved in the legal tussle for a meeting in his office tomorrow, Wednesday.
Also, the governor told the head of the police delegation that the land dispute was between private parties and the state government and so they needed to vacate the scene.
But the CSP insisted that they were deployed to the estate on the orders of the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba; as well as the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
The Punch reports that Sanwo-Olu said, “Can you call your superiors in Abuja and tell them that the governor is here and as the Chief Security Officer, you don’t have any business being in my state right now and that I want you to disengage right now?”
However, the Police Chief replied, “I am here on the instruction of the Inspector General of Police through the AGF. I am too small or too low to call them. Your Excellency sir, you can call them sir.”