Lekki Garden’s Boss, Richard Nyong’s Travails


Richard Nyong, CEO, Lekki Gardens came to the nation’s real estate sector with a bang!  His coming then had caused a stir in the sector,  as he delighted stakeholders with beautiful  promises.

No doubt,  he started on a good note,  as  his firm smiled to the bank after successfully delivering over 2,000 housing units comprising thousands of semi-detached houses and flats in more than nine residential estates.

The estates, located between Chevron Bus Stop and Lagos Business School, Victoria Island, Lagos, are Lekki Horizon, Lekki Paradise, Lekki Gardens II, III and I.

But suddenly, there was a new twist to his story when Nyong and his contractor were arrested in connection with the death of some workers at one of his construction sites in Lekki, Lagos State.

He was then granted bail. This development later made him go underground.

However, the case was exhumed when it caught the attention of the state government. He was re-arrested and charged with manslaughter alongside his top managers before Justice Sybil Nwaka of the Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere, Lagos.