Victoria Garden City Property Owners and Residents Association (VGCPORA) has said it will make background checks on tenants compulsory for new residents before access cards will be issued or renewed for existing residents.
The association’s resolution followed a bust by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the neigbhourhood.
On Tuesday, the chairman/CEO of the NDLEA Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (retd) gave details of how the agency busted two methamphetamine laboratories in VGC, Lekki, Lagos and Nise community, Anambra.
The VGC laboratory was owned by a baron, Chris Nzewi. Mr Nzewi, who is currently in NDLEA custody, operated the lab in the boy’s quarters of the rented house, putting his family and residents in harm’s way as a result of the toxic nature of the drug.
The VGCPORA in a letter to residents dated July 30 and signed by the general manager, Yusuff Morufat, said domestic employees are used to distribute drug within the community.
It further said, “Property owners do not conduct background checks of tenants before lease of properties. Such act exposes other residents to security risks. Henceforth, VGCPORA will make background checks mandatory for new residents before access cards will be issued or renewed for existing residents.
“According to the NDLEA officials, all boreholes, water supply and plants 500 metres away from K-5A/2 Road 14 have been contaminated. Therefore, VGCPORA in conjunction with NDLEA will conduct test of water supply to properties around K-5A/2 Road 14.”