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Ogun Community leader denies allegations of perpetrating communal crisis

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By Lola Badejo



The Baale of Agbamaya, High Chief Bashiru Salaudeen Agbamaya, on Monday distanced himself from the series of crisis rocking the town just as he confirmed that he remains the authentic Village head of the agrarian town.


Chief Salaudeen who spoke to Journalists in Agbamaya town, Obafemi Owode local government area of Ogun State denied having any link or the sponsors of any attack on the indigenes of the town, but rather the handiwork of people suspected to be land speculators.

He revealed that he has been the victim of attack from people who are bent in causing crisis in the town all in the bid to illegally dispossessed innocent land owners of their land

His words, " there have been series of fake news and allegations against my personality, and all these efforts are been done and perpetrated by suspected land grabbers who daily invade Agbamaya in order to sell and illegally dispossessed land owners of their lands.

As the Village head, I can not sit down and allow thugs and land speculators have a free day, I had to at several occasions invite police to arrest these people

Many of these cases are already in court while some are being investigated by the police.

It was because of my hard posture that these people are making the noise all about that I am the problem in Agbamaya.

Chief Bashiru Salaudeen Agbamaya added that he remains the victim of series of attack from these suspected land grabbers

On 24th of June 2020, these land speculators invaded Agbamaya town with dangerous weapons and charms, their intention was to kill and maim, but I had to run for my dear life, and invited the Police  who waded in and arrested some of them for prosecution.

He said the Alake and Paramount ruler of Egba land, His Majesty, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo during one of the attacks, advised him to report the matter to the Police.

While calling on government to urgently make the land grabbing law in the State effective, Chief Agbamaya called on law enforcement agencies to intervene in the matter and help restore lasting peace in the town.

"Already we are in Court, but these people have not stopped tormenting us, and there is urgent need for them to be called to order so that the State will continue to enjoy the peace that its known for.