Ogun police framed us as land-grabbers – Community leader

07/07/2020 11:26:00 AM

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Ogun police framed us as land-grabbers – Community leader

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Ogun State Police Commissioner, Kenneth Ebrimson Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The Akinrogun of Meiran land, Chief Joseph Ayodele, whom the Ogun State Police Command claimed to be the leader of a land-grabbing gang, has refuted the claim.Telegram Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun.strike over the non-payment of appropriate remuneration with entry level of CONMESS 3 step 3, hazard allowances and unfair treatment of government to their plight as they battle the novel COVID-19 in the state.COVID-19 in Ogun State has reached 21, an official has said.

PUNCH Metro had reported that Rufai Abdulkareem, Tobi Ajayi and Wasiu Oladipupo were arrested by the police for allegedly shooting at seven workers on a construction site in the state.The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, had said the suspects were terrorising residents of Ota and its environs before they were apprehended.The acting General Manager (GM) of the Ogun State Housing Corporation, Wale Ojo, made this known in a chat with newsmen in his office at Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, saying the corporation had been mandated to ensure easy access to developable land to reduce housing deficit in the state.Refuting the police claim, Ayodele stated that Abdulkareem, Ajayi and Oladipupo were members of the Obasogo Royal Family of Ilogbo-Ota.Osundara Tope, said the association had resolved to embark on this strike while holding talks with the government over their demands which is legitimate, fair and just as the medical personnel battle against COVID-19.Ayodele alleged that a man, who encroached on the 4,000-acre land belonging to the family, framed the three men as land-grabbers.Government is addressing the issue of land acquisition, affordable home ownership, housing development and easy access to residential mortgage.He said, “To set the record straight, the alleged suspected land-grabbers, Rufai Abdulkareem, Tobi Ajayi and Wasiu Oladipupo, are bona fide members of the Obasogo Royal Family of Ilogbo-Ota, Ogun State, who were framed by the real land-grabbers and the police.Sadly, 1 related death was recorded, making 21, the cumulative number of related deaths.

“The real land-grabbers were the ones, who encroached on the 4,000-acre expanse land of the Obasogo Royal Family in Ilogbo-Ota and went further to use the police to arrest family members of the bona fide owners, framing them as land-grabbers.” He noted that because individuals could not approach the Federal Mortgage Bank (FMB) to access the fund, the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led state administration had mandated Gateway Mortgage Bank (GMB) to facilitate funds for the state’s workforce.Olatokunbo Talabi, promised that the state government will look into their plight.“When Rufai, Tobi and Wasiu were arrested, they were charged before the Ota Magistrate Court 2 and were granted bail, but because the bail was not perfected that day, they were remanded in the custody of the Police Area Command, Ota.“To our dismay and surprise, the police paraded the innocent men with guns, accusing them of shooting some people on a fictitious site.” Download Daily Trust News App Share this article.These wrongly accused men have been released as directed by the court.The President of the Association, Mutiu said the association had expected Governor Dapo Abiodun to give the report of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) meeting held on 24th June, 2020 on issues that bother on our agitations.“I am not a land-grabber and none of my staff members was arrested for any crime, so how come I was labelled a gang leader?” Oyeyemi, however, insisted that Ayodele had a case to answer.

He said, “His (Ayodele’s) statement is just a plea of alibi.We have the picture of those who were shot and injured on the site, so his plea cannot shield him from being arrested..We are looking for him and when we arrest him, we are going to prosecute him.“If he’s having a problem with anyone, he should deal with it, but presently, he is the one who committed the offence for which we are looking for him.They shot about seven persons on a site and the case was reported by the owner of the site.

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