Abuja Land Grab: Police Arrests 3 FHA Officials, 4 Tinubu Men

Managing Director, Federal Housing Agency, Terver Gemade

The illegal practice of land grab in the Federal Capital Territory [FCT], Abuja by the Managing Director [MD] of the Federal Housing Agency [FHA], Terver Gemade has aroused the attention of the Nigerian Police Force [NPF] again following repeated arrest by the men of the NPF of the agents of the FHA and agents of the former governor of Lagos, Bola Tinubu.

Information recently made available to 247ureports.com indicates the men of NPF arrested [for a 3rd time] officials of the FHA and contractors working for Tinubu’s ENL Construction Consortium. The arrest was made on Friday June 22, 2012 morning by the police of the FCT command. Three officials from the FHA and four contractors working for Tinubu were arrested for their repeated refusal to heed the court order on injunction barring the FHA and Tinubu agents from entering the Apo Extensin-2 area to perform construction work. The police had already arrested the said men two other occasion – and on one occasion as the police approached the FHA and Tinubu men – they ran away – only to return to site to continue construction work two days later. The arrested contractors who were employed by Bola Tinubu’s firm to execute were – Hudeco Nigeria Limited, Saidkraft Nigeria Limited, J-2 Standard Investment Nigeria Limited and MS-Alfaplus Associates Nigeria Limited.

The arrested officials were bailed on the evening of the same Friday – and a court arraignment date was set for July 27, 2012. They were bailed by the Deputy General Manager of the FHA. It is expected for the arrested officials, including the MD of FHA, will be held in contempt of court for trespassing against injunction order earlier issued by the courts.

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 away from innocent residence who have legally acquired the land and have their authentic certificate of occupancy. The duo of the MD and Tinubu’s company are said to be involved in the illegal land grab deal. Tinubu’s company was reported to have paid monies in excess of N355million to the MD of FHA for the forced acquisition of the said lad – in order to develop ‘a housing estate’ which the Tinubu Company will sale in piecemeal or rent out to a management firm. The MD of FHA, on his part, is said to have the Benue State gubernatorial exercise in sight – and has been amassing monies against the exercise.

{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.}

It is expected for the courts to issue an arrest warrant for the arrest of the MD of the FHA on June 27, 2012. The lawyers are expected to ask the courts for the arrest warrant as the FHA officials are arraigned to the courts on June 27, 2012.



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