Gov. Abiodun owns Ogun land, land marauders tell community - CAVEAT TIMES


Friday, April 9, 2021

Gov. Abiodun owns Ogun land, land marauders tell community

Land marauders terrorising Ilate Ile Baragu, a community in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of Ogun State have told the residents that the State Governor, Dapo Abiodun owned all lands in the State.

According to a petition, signed and addressed through the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security and made available to newsmen by the community's Legal representative, Adebayo Ayodele and Co, the marauders were quoted and also claimed the invasion was at the instruction of the state governor.

The parcel of land, according to the petition, was originally settled upon by the progenitor, Oloba in the 18th century and has been in exclusive possession without let or hindrance, with the ownership confirmed in a suits, AB/02/65 and SC/418/1966.

The petition indicated “The parcel of land which is approximately 7.2 kilometers away from Ibadan-Lagos Expressway has been assigned to third parties including but not limited to Abeokuta Club, Churches, Muslim Organisation, NTA since the year 2010 for developmental purposes.

“To the chagrin of our clients, the duo of T J Abioye and Muraina Olatunji Banjoko and others stormed the area within the past one week with fully armed thugs with about 10 heavily armed personnel claiming to be Mobile Police Officers (MOPOL) and claiming ownership of the entire community, as well as acting under the instructions of His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun, MFR the Executive Governor of Ogun State”, the statement reads

The petition also revealed that with the prevalent distabilising situation in the community, a counter offensive is imminent, which may to threat the public peace of the community.

The community, therefore prayed that the marauders must be apprehended and brought to book to prevent any imminent bloodshed in the interest of Justice.

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