Steer Clear Of Ogun State, OGHA Warns Landgrabbers, Others - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Steer Clear Of Ogun State, OGHA Warns Landgrabbers, Others

By Assembly Reporter
Ogun State House of Assembly  on Tuesday reminded the public that it is illegal for any individual or group to forcefully take over landed property in the state under the guise of being in possession of court judgement.

The Assembly said such take over would not be valid if did not follow due process of the law even as it called on the security agencies  to step up measures towards preventing the destruction of farmlands  by herders as dry season approaches.

The Speaker, Kunle Oluomo, made the clarification while responding to the submissions of the Deputy Majority Leader and member representing Sagamu I State Constituecy Abdul Bashir Oladunjoye and his Egbado North II State  Constituency counterpart,  Hon. Wahab Haruna, under Personal Explanation during a plenary held at the Assembly complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Oluomo noted that in view of the high rate of reported cases of land grabbing activities in the State, there was need to admonish residents of the State, especially owners of  landed-property to always comply with the provisions of the Prohibition of Forcible Occupation of Landed Properties Law, 2016 on the enforcement of court judgement for the lawful and peaceful possession of land within the State.

According to the Speaker, it was expected of whosoever being rightfully declared by the court of competent jurisdiction to approach the law enforcement agency especially, the Police (in line with the sheriff law) to ensure the peaceful takeover of their affected property without rancor or disturbance of public peace.

He urged security agents in the State to redouble their efforts at ridding the State of the menace of land grabbing and kidnapping.

The Speaker also charged security agencies to check the excesses of herdsmen activities to prevent herder/farmer clashes and promote peace as well as harmonious relationship in all parts of the State.

He commended Dapo Abiodun - led administration for its intervention by convening a peace meeting between the herders and farmers to further promote peaceful coexistence. 

Earlier,  Oladunjoye presented a petition on behalf of Solicitors to Ragunse, Taiwo, Sodara and others against one Kamoru Lamina (Sir Kay), Sola Ogidan and others alleging them of unlawful invasion, assault to wit, battery and intimidation amongst over their family  farmlands.

In the same vein, a member representing Ijebu- East Local Government, Hon. Olusola Adams, equally submitted a petition on behalf of the people of Ipebi Ijebu- Mushin objecting to the King Title in Ipebi, Ijebu- Mushin in Ijebu East Local Government Area of the State.

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