The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has arrested five workers and vowed to prosecute an Abuja landlord for drilling an over 200-metre borehole on the road in front of an estate at No 4 on Sani Zangon Daura Street, off Bala Muhammad Way, Guzape District.
The Director of Development Control, Muktar Galadima, who led the operation, warned developers and landlords against destruction of public property, adding that the FCTA would not hesitate to use relevant laws to prosecute any violator.
Galadima said, “We woke up with someone drilling borehole on our road. They drilled the borehole on our pedestrian walkway.
“This is a serious damage to the environment. Definitely we are going to prosecute him. That is why we are liaising with the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) and other relevant agencies to prosecute offender. This is damaging public property. This is vandalisation.”
He added that, “This is an opportunity for me to warn other developers that we will not accept this from any of them.