Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja
An Abakaliki family has raised the alarm over alleged harassment and forceful seizure of its ancestral land by the Ebonyi State government, without compensation.
In a suit, with the number FHC/A1/CS/82/19, filed by the head of the family, Mr. Nwantinti Christopher Eze, at the Federal High Court in Abakaliki, the family said agents of the government had worsened the situation of members of the family by issuing them death threats.
The family through its counsel, Mr. Gerald U. Abonyi, in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Monday, argued that the decision by the state government ran contrary to the provision of the Land Use Act, which provides for compensation in event of acquisition of land for public use.
The statement said: “Our attention has been drawn to the continuous attack and physical assaults being meted out to the applicants (residents) in the suit and members of their family by the Agents, Assigns and Representatives of Gov….