Ogun Community accuses suspected land speculators of using Abiodun's name to swindle people. - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

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Thursday, 8 April 2021

Ogun Community accuses suspected land speculators of using Abiodun's name to swindle people.

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A Community in Ogun State, Ilate Ile Baragu, in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of the State have petitioned the Ogun State Government over the unlawful invasion of its Community by marauders.

The community, in a petition signed and addressed through the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security and made available to Salient Times by its Legal representative, Adebayo Ayodele and Co. stated that the marauders claim the invasion was at the instruction of the state governor.

It further stated that the parcel of land 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 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

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

It is therefore our prayer that the marauders must be apprehended and brought to book to prevent any imminent bloodshed in the interest of Justice.