FCTA to prosecute landlord for drilling borehole on roadside 

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has vowed to prosecute an Abuja landlord for allegedly drilling over 200 meters borehole on the road in front of an estate at No 4, Sani Zangon Daura street, off Bala Muhammad Way, Guzape District.

The authorities equally whisked away five workers found working on the site Tuesday.

Director, Department of Development Control,  Muktar Galadima, who led the operation, warned developers and landlords against destruction of public properties, adding that the FCTA would not hesitate to use relevant laws to prosecute any violators.

Galadima who was visibly angry at the flagrant abuse said, “We woke up with someone drilling borehole on our road.

They drilled the borehole on our pedestrian walkway. In fact, my heart is pained.

“This is a serious damage to the environment. Definitely we are going to prosecute him. That is why we are liaising with Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), and other relevant agencies to prosecute the offenders. This is damaging public property. This is vandalisation.”

Warning other developers, he said: “This is an opportunity for me to warn other developers that we will not accept this from any developer.

“We will resist any attempt by any developer to use pedestrian walkway to drill borehole. You have your property and you must obtain approval before you can drill borehole wherever it is going to be”.

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