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Notorious Ogun land grabber, Owoeye, leads armed hoodlums, soldiers to invade Lagos community

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Notorious Ogun land grabber, Owoeye, leads armed hoodlums, soldiers to invade Lagos community

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. Armed policemen also in the land grabbers’ team
. Lock up 15000 residents in their homes
…as fear grips Community over their fate at night

Landgrabbers from Sango Ota, Ogun State on Friday morning invaded Ajasa-Command area of Lagos State, claiming they were on an execution of judgment mission over an expanse of community accommodating not less than 15000 residents.

Numbering more than 500, the land grabbers included 20 soldiers of the Nigerian Army wearing MP on their sleeves. They occupied an army colour pick up van with registration number NA 709BOF. There was also a police contingent of more than 40 occupying yellow coloured Volkswagen commercial buses. They were led by one Chief Mutairu Owoeye, a notorious land grabber based in Sango-Ota, Ogun State.

The land grabbers claimed they were acting on behalf of one Kehinde Ologunebi family, which had engaged the Ajasa family in legal land tussle that is more than 50 years old. The case which had gone through the Lagos High Court, and the Court of Appeal is presently before the Supreme Court, which is yet to deliver judgment on the matter.

Residents of the area are majorly people who derived their title from the Oba of Ajasa and had been engaging the Ologunebi family in talks as they are the affected parties.

It was therefore a surprise for the residents when the land grabbers invaded the community on Friday morning with dangerous weapons such as charms, daggers, and guns.

As at press time, they still lay siege on the community, locking gates of houses and not allowing people to go inside, or come out of their houses.

They also laid siege to the home and workplace of a resident, stopping his block-making business.

They vowed to remain in the community until they take full possession of the land in dispute.

Residents are currently in fear of what will happen at nightfall.

Some are already making alternative arrangements to relocate pending the time the land grabbers will leave the community.

Coincidentally, Meiran Police station is less than a kilometer away from the affected areas. But there has not been any response from the police.