FCTA Demolishes Duplex Over Rules Violation 

Says the owner of the building was served several notices to stop work, but he continued.
The demolished building
The demolished building News Agency of Nigeria

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) yesterday demolished a multimillion naira duplex built on plot 226, in Wuse Zone 6.

It was gathered that the structure was built in an unapproved land.

The Director, Department of Development Control, Mukhtar Galadima, disclosed that the building was illegally developed against all warnings.

Gidado said that his team had carried out an extensive investigation to ascertain the original owner of the plot, given varying claims that were being put forth by the parties.

He added that investigation revealed that the developer was not the owner of the plot, adding, “that is why we had to remove the building.”

He said the FCT Administration will not consider the status of any defaulting developer once development rules and regulations are violated.

Gidado said: “We demolished the duplex because somebody built on someone else’s land without valid title and building plan approval.

“We allowed the building to this stage before demolishing it because we had to follow all due processes.”

Moreover, the director said that the supposed owner of the building was served all the notices to stop work, saying, “but being a disobedient developer, he continued without heeding to the notices.

“After our investigation, we have ascertained the rightful allottee of the plot, so we have to remove the building.

“We are going to consult the legal department to know the next action against the developer.”

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