Delta to demolish structures obstructing waterways
• CDHR secures bail for 144 suspects in police cells
Delta State Government has threatened to pull down any structure obstructing waterways.
Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Urban Development, Chief Dan Okenyi said yesterday the government was unwavering in cleaning up the state to avert erosion problems.
Okenyi was explaining to journalists in Asaba on the plan for uninhibited waterway channels.
He added that the state government through the ministry had set up a committee with a mandate to regularise land titles illegally occupied in several areas of the state, including Okpanam Core II A, located opposite the Asaba Airport.
Okenyi said that the committee’s terms of reference include ensuring regularisation of land titles through the issuance of Certificate of Occupancy. The other one is that structures within the affected areas meet the minimum stipulated standards.
Meanwhile, Delta State Chapter of the committed for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) yesterday inspected some police cells at the state police headquarters in Asaba and secured bail for 144 suspects.
During the visit, the group presented gift items such as: toilet tissues, Dettol and breads to the inmates.
Leader of the group, Comrade Kehinde Prince Taiga told newsmen that the visit to some police cells in Asaba was to collaborate with related agencies to reform suspects.