“According to The Nation, the chiefs, indigenes and residents of Orile Fowoseje in Ibeju Lekki Local Government of Lagos State have appealed to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to save them from land grabbers.”
They urged Police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni to prevent their land from being snatched by hoodlums.
Spokesman for the community Chief Najimdeen Fatai Ojomu, at a news conference in Lagos at the weekend, said Orile Fowoseje belonged to Ojomu Royal Family, adding that it had been in existence for centuries.
He said: “We have been selling land to residents since 1997. They bought the land with the government gazette.
“We were shocked when land grabbers invaded our community. They were armed and they killed and injured people because they wanted to snatch our land.
“We are the owners of Orile Fowoseje. The land belongs to us by inheritance because our ancestors occupied it centuries ago.
“We implore Governor Ambode and Police Commissioner Owoseni to save us from land grabbers. We don’t want to take the law into our hands as law-abiding people. This is why we are urging the government to intervene.”
The Chairman of Orile Fowoseje Community, Mr. Ajenifuja Adebomi Victor, also implored Governor Ambode and Police Commissioner Owoseni to curb the excesses of the land grabbers “before the situation gets out of hand.”
Said he: “We have been pushed to the wall. Our patience has been exhausted. We beg our amiable and hard working governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to rescue us from land grabbers. We also appeal to Police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni to save us from these hoodlums who have been terrorising us. Enough of these killings and maiming.”
Source: The Nation