Just weeks after 247ureports.com reported about the alleged billion naira land grabbing scandal by the duo of Federal Housing Authority [FHA] and the Bola Tinubu owned ENL Construction Consortium, the Nigerian Police Force [NPF] recently made arrests of the alleged perpetrators in the mass land grab deal. On the afternoon of Friday June 15, 2012, the men of the NPF swooped in on four contractors working for the ENL and FHA at the land area in question – and arrested all four of the contractors – and were taken to the FCT Command where they were detained.
As a caveat, 247ureports.com had previously published the report on how the FHA Managing Director, Terver Gemade, in tandem with Bola Tinubu’s mega construction company engaged in a land grab scam in Abuja for their private business deals. The report was titled Exclusive: Bola Tinubu, Federal Minister of Finance, Terver Gemade named in FHA Multi-Billion Naira Housing Scam [Documents Included]. The report was followed by another tell-all report on similar land grab scandal involving the current and former 1st ladies of the Federation and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory [FCT] Abuja. The report was titled FCT Minister In Land Scandal: Illegally Revokes Turai Yar’Adua’s Land For Patience Jonathan.
According to available information, the arrested contractors who were employed by Bola Tinubu’s firm to execute the fradulent deal were – Hudeco Nigeria Limited, Saidkraft Nigeria Limited, J-2 Standard Investment Nigeria Limited and MS-Alfaplus Associates Nigeria Limited were arrested for criminal trespassing and defiance of court order. They were bailed by the Deputy General Manager of the FHA. The original owners of the land [With Authentic Certificate of Occupancy] which the FHA has acting to forcefully retrieve to handover to moneyed bigwigs – had taken legal action in to court under the name Gigaga Construction – and obtained an injunction against the duo of FHA/ENL – for the construction work by the FHA and Tinubu Construction firm to halt – but the duo “thumbed their noses” to the injunction and proceeded with work.
Meanwhile the job of the MD FHA maybe on the line, as a strongly worded petition to the presidency has called for the removal of the FHA Managing Director, Gemade Terver. In the said petition dated 12th June 2012, titled PETITION FOR IMMINENT REMOVAL OF THE FHA MD AND OTHER RELEVANT PERSONNEL, asked for the Federal Government to dismiss and/or sack the MD of the FHA for vagrant abuse of his mandate.
The petition also seeks for the Director the FHA to desist from further disobedience of court injunction orders [- which was given on 23rd April 2012]. The petition also asked for the agents, privies and servants of FHA to desist from criminally trespassing or encroaching the land in question pending the outcome of the current court case.
See petition to police and other documents below –