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Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Civil unrest brews in Ogun Community over illegal demolition of houses

By Our Correspondent

Tension and palpable fear is now brewing in the commercial town of Mowe in the Obafemi/Owode local government area of Ogun state over illegal midnight demolition of private and commercial structures in the town. 

An indication to this effect came into limelight on Monday the 1st of February 2021 when the affected residents of Majeobaje community in Mowe trooped out in their large number to protest over what they called travesty of justice in the demolition excecise.

The protesters later took their protest to Ile Ogboni Igbein in Abeokuta as well as the Governors office to express their displeasure towards the midnight demolition excecise. 
Speaking to the press at the Governor's office Oke Mosan Abeokuta Comrade Azeez Aboaba who is the  for the Majeobaje community narrated the ordeals of the residents in the hands of land speculators, illegal develooers in conivance with notable Chiefs  in Mowe, Comrade Aboaba said the problem started in 2019 when the now defunct Owode local government administration gave a developer the go ahead to demolish some structures without the consent of the authorised owners. 
Speaking further Comrade Aboaba said the case was brought before the Egba complaints committee where a judgement was delivered in favour of majeobaje community mowe in may 2019. 

"We are now worried about the latest development in which the sane developer (Ojuolape)in conjuction with some traditional leaders in mowe now decided to break the peace agreement only to start illegal midnight demolition of structures." he said. 
He therefore appealed to the state Governments and the  security agencies to wade into the crisis before the situation gets out of hand.