By Dapo Akinrefon
lagos—The crisis between the developers of Adiva Plainfield Estate located at Sapati in Ibeju-Lekki and the residents took a new turn weekend as officials of Mixta Africa, the developers of the estate, broke into the premises to commence work on the controversial church building that has pitched them against each other.
This was against a police order that the parties should maintain the status quo.
The action of Mixta Africa is coming after a letter to the residents that it owned the property and has the right to situate a place of worship within the estate.
But following the latest invasion, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2, has waded into the crisis urging both parties to sheathe their swords.
The letter by the developers, jointly signed by Messrs Omotayo Oyelaja and Lantana Elhassan insisted that locating the place of worship within the estate is in accordance with Lagos State Urban and Regional Planning Development law.
But the residents, in their reaction, stated that the original layout with which the homes in the estate were sold to them did not locate place of worship within residential area.
The aggrieved residents said that locating a place of worship within residential area, would subject them to noise pollution, infrastructural and other environmental hazards which were never part of the original layout of the estate.