Land Grabbers Strike Again; Eject Families From Homes In Ikorodu

Suspected hoodlums alleged to be land grabbers have reportedly ejected a family of seven and other residents from their homes in Fakale-Awosan community near Odo Kekere, Ikorodu, Lagos Mainland.
According to The Nation, the hoodlums were allegedly working for one Chief Kamorudeen Lamina popularly known as Sir K Oluwo.
A distraught resident, Hakeem Odele, whose family were among the displaced residents, the armed hoodlums pulled down  his son’s block making factory and chased him and his children from home.
He told Nation that: “Hoodlums working for Sir K Oluwo, aided by policemen invaded our property on Thursday and arrested my son, Wasiu Odele and two others. They were taken to Ipakodo Ebute Police Station, Ikorodu, detained for two days and transferred to the office of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) where they were also detained and later released on bail on June 12.
‘’Sir K Oluwo and his boys destroyed my son’s block industry, and carted away three motorcycles parked at the premises.”
Meanwhile, Odele noted that some disgruntled members of his family had invited Sir K Oluwo and his boys to settle a feud over landed property belonging to the family. “Our land is about 255 hectares and we shared the land into three; a faction of the family brought Sir K Oluwo to snatch our own portion of the land after they sold the portion allocated to them.
“We have been rendered homeless by Sir K and his boys, they have prevented us from entering our house. The hoodlums are armed with rifles and they are still occupying the land as I speak. Please, let the Lagos State Government come to our rescue and save us from homelessness by stopping Sir K Oluwo and his boys.”
Another victim, who craved anonymity said the hoodlums have started clearing the bush on her landed property preparatory to selling it. “I bought the land from the authentic owners but the land grabbers suddenly invaded the place last Thursday and cleared the bush on it in order to sell the place to another person.”
In his response on the matter, Chief Lamina told Nations that; “I have no hand in the alleged invasion of their landed property. I am not working around Fakale or any other part of Ikorodu, at the moment I am working on a site in Mowe, Ogun State. Please, tell them to arrest anyone claiming to be my boy at their site because I did not send any of my boys to go there.”
Recall that Chief Lamina was arrested in 2017 for allegedly forcibly dispossessing a woman, Mrs Ebere Okafor of one plot of land in Mowo Kekere area of Ikorodu Local Government.
He was arraigned alongside six others: Omotola Ogunsanmi; Samson Shobule (A.K.A Samson Salau); Biliaminu Orega (A.K.A Biliaminu Salau); Jimoh Aromasodu; Alhaji Wasiu Orenuga and Alhaji Nurudeen Kasali on a six-count charge before the Lagos State Special Offences Court sitting in Oshodi and subsequently granted bail, by the presiding magistrate, Mr Lateef Owolabi.

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