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Law firm petitions Lagos CP over alleged land grabbing at Oworonshoki by a chief


Nimble Solicitors in Lagos has cried out out to the  Commissioner of Police (CP) in Lagos State Hakeem Odumosu to stop the attempted land grab and intimidation at Oworonsoki Residential Scheme by a chief in the community.

Acccording to its principal partner, Tijani Opeyemi, the chief ‘grabbed’ the land located at Oworonsoki, and deployed thugs to harass the lawful owners.

The lawyer claimed that the firm bought the  bought from someone who purchased it from the Lagos State government.

“The said piece of land is part of a Lagos State Government Scheme and never belonged to any individual or family but the state government. It was initially allotted by the Lagos State Government to Mr Ogunbayo Olalekan Mumuni. The said Mr Ogunbayo subsequently assigned the said property to one Mr Akingbola from whom our client purchased the property,” Opeyemi said..

The matter, he explained, was lodged at the Oworonsoki Divisional Police Station after the chief illegally mounted fence around it.

Opeyemi said: “Impressively, the Divisional Police Officer interceded in the matter and directed all parties to submit their respective documents and claims to the property latest by December 24. While we promptly complied by submitting ours, the said chief refused to show up at the station and till date neither tendered any document nor gave any legal reason why he should enter our client’s property to take possession.

“However, despite the Divisional Police Officer’s best efforts, including calling the said chief and his thugs to order, the said chief has refused to desist from his actions on the absurd grounds that all lands in Oworonsoki belonged to his ancestors and that he has the right to enter upon any property he deems fit.

“Our client, being a law-abiding citizen who does not wish to engage in self-help and jungle justice, therefore, implores you to use your good offices to intercede in this matter and bring the said chief and his thugs who have denied our client access to its lawful property to book.”