In Lagos Ex-Deputy Governor denies ownership of sealed property

Former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire made the denial via a statement released on Sunday, January 31, 2016.

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Former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire has denied reports that she’s the owner of a property in Ikoyi which was sealed by the state government.

She made the denial via a statement released on Sunday, January 31, 2016, The Nation reports.

The statement reads:

“I am not the owner of the property on the said location and neither do I have any link whatsoever with the property.”

“The publication was done maliciously and in bad taste; the authors could have simply contacted me or The Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to confirm the veracity of the claim that I am the owner of the building before going ahead to publish it.”

“It is indeed a smack of journalistic laziness that the ownership of a building could be foisted on me simply because its owner named it ‘Adejoke Court’ as if I am the only Adejoke in the world.”

“I have also instructed my lawyers to commence legal actions against all those involved in the defamation of my hard earned reputation and integrity.”

The building in question is said to have been shut by the government due to the owner’s contravention of building laws.

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