Last week, The Guardian News, Nigeria reported that the ex-deputy governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire was caught on the wrong side of the law when officials of the Lagos State government descended on the sealed property, a massive building belonging to her, and locking it for contravening building laws. Read here.
Sealed property: Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire has refuted claims of an Ikoyi, Lagos property.
In a statement yesterday, she said: “I am not the owner of the sealed property on the said location and neither do I have any link whatsoever with the property”.
“The publication was done maliciously and in bad taste; the authors could have simply contacted me or The Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to confirm the veracity of the claim that I am the owner of the building before going ahead to publish it.”
She condemned the publications for not getting its facts right, saying: “It is indeed a smack of journalistic laziness that the ownership of a building could be foisted on me simply because its owner named it ‘Adejoke Court’ as if I am the only Adejoke in the world.”
Aside publishing the disclaimer, Mrs Orelope-Adefulire said that the “false publication” had caused her “undue embarrassment”, adding that she would be taking legal actions.