Bulldozer Pulling down shops in the market
The condition of the fruit market is similar to Olusosun dumping ground at Ojota that easily his brand to the community, motorists, and road users they approached the viccinnit that ” This is Ojota” with a poky and pungent odour oozing out that can force a pregnant woman to have a miscarriage. to an extent, this is resemblance of what is obtainable at the decades Jakande Fruits Market at Ikosi Ketu, Kosofe, Lagos.
Recall, Kosofe Post reported last week the intention of the council to demolish the market and rebuild it to a conducive human market. This was made known to the public last week on October 31, 2019 during the public hearing of the proposed 7 bye laws of the council legislative Arm.
The Council awarded the reconstruction of the market to a developer, the Total Value Integrated Service Limited.
Attempt by the Local authority to carry out the demolition to pave way for developmental plan at 10Am yesterday was resisted by some aggrieved traders supported by hoodlums who pet the soldiers and other law enforcement agents led by the council with stones and other dangerous weapons when they stormed the market for the demolition exercise.
The development left many traders confused as they struggled to salvage some of their goods. Jakande Market, was demolished for the reconstruction of a N2.8bn modern market in the area.
Though at the public hearing covered by Kosofe Post, Which was attended by market representatives most especially the delegate of Iyaloja general.The council chairman, oyesanya made government intention on the imminent demolition known as earlier reported without objection as observed. However, during the demolition exercise traders and angry youths initially resisted the demolition, claiming that they were not duly notified that the exercise would hold on Friday. Some them were hit by stray bullet , yesterday the experience where over 300 shops were demolished can be best be described as “Sorrow tears and blood” in Kosofe.