Lagos State Ministry Takes Action on Menacing Abandoned Building in Igando Community

Taiwo Ajayi
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Photo caption depicting an abandoned building

Residents of Tokunbo Kelani community in Igando, Lagos State, have expressed deep concerns over an abandoned building in their area that has become a hotbed for criminal activities, including kidnappings.

The eerie structure, located near the Alimosho General Hospital, has been a source of fear for the community, especially at night when strange noises are heard emanating from it.


The community’s worries prompted the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, under the leadership of Hon. Karounwi Oladapo, to take swift action. Ministry officials visited the area and marked the abandoned building for immediate removal, aiming to restore peace and security to the neighborhood.

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The abandoned structure, which has been a subject of concern for over 20 years, was wrongfully erected and has been a major obstruction to the link road between Akeem Oke and Tokunbo Kelani streets. This obstruction has led to flooding in the area during the rainy season, further exacerbating the community’s challenges.

Despite several petitions and visits by Lagos State agencies, the building remained standing until the recent intervention by the Ministry. The building’s proximity to a church tent, believed to be a front for criminal activities, raised further concerns among residents.

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Authorities have been urged to investigate the activities in the area, especially in the church tent, which residents suspect is being used for nefarious purposes. The Ministry’s actions have been commended by residents, who hope for a swift resolution to the security challenges posed by the abandoned building and the alleged criminal activities in the area.

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