A Nigerian woman took to Twitter to express her grief about her family’s eviction from their home early on Monday morning, May 9th.
For the past 30 years, her family has been living on the property, which was purchased in her father’s name.
A self-described lawyer and a gang of cops and thugs, according to her account, stormed their property and forcibly evicted them.
After being forcibly evicted from their home of 30 years, a Nigerian family is seeking redress and assistance in their plight.
A member of the family, @Maamamiaa, took to Twitter to express her outrage, stating that the incident occurred at 6:00 a.m. on May 9th.
@Maamamiaa narrated that they woke up on that fateful day to be ambushed by thugs, police officers and a self-acclaimed lawyer who stormed their property with no prior notice.
According to her, the said lawyer refused to show them any court ruling giving them the right to take over the property.
When the family implored the lawyer to wait for their own legal representative to arrive, their plea fell on deaf ears.
She said they jumped over the fence, broke into the apartment and started throwing their things out.
“Hello Nigeria!! I have never been this distraught my entire life, waking up in the morning to be ambushed by thugs, police men and a self acclaimed lawyer to put us out of our property of 30years. No prior notification, nothing.
“While the lawyer refused to tender legal court ruling for possession of the property, this is a copy of what was pasted on the gate just this morning on their arrival. We asked them to wait while our lawyers get to the house but they refused.
“…If we even have to make a case or write to, this people are fishy and have forcefully taken an action without proper legal backing.
“This people jumped in over the fence, broke into the house breaking the locks,yanked my mother & I out of the way to gain access to property. Most of our valuables are not only missing but have also been stolen by the thugs who invaded our premises with members of @NGPoliceForce.”
The property was bought by her parents
Replying to comments that greeted her post, the lady while attaching videos and pictures of the people who carried out the act said the property was bought in her dad’s name.