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Stop Lagos land grabbers’ reign, Rights group tells Sanwo-Olu, Police

Stop Lagos land grabbers' reign, Rights group tells Sanwo-Olu, Police

Stop Lagos land grabbers’ reign, Rights group tells Sanwo-Olu, Police

Human rights activists, under the platform of the Centre for Human and Socio-Economic Rights, have urged Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and security agents to end the reign of land grabbers across Lagos State.

The CHSR and Lawyers for Reform Group at a news conference on Monday in Lagos called on Sanwo-Olu, Acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Kayode Egbetokun, and concerted Nigerians to save innocent people from the terror of land grabbers.

The activists in the news conference text jointly read by the President of CHSR, Mr Alex Omotehinse and Mr Oladotun Hassan, the Executive Project Director, Lawyers for Reform Group highlighted an alleged grand conspiracy to forcefully dispossess one Mr Olufemi Fasehun, of his property located at 10, Kudirat Abiola way, Oregun, Ikeja.

The duo said that the land grabbers, allegedly being supported by some state actors and security agents investigating the property, must be stopped to prevent breach of peace and threat to life.

“We urgently demand for onward intervention of Gov. Sanwo-Olu alongside Mr Kayode Egbetokun, the Acting Inspector General of Police in carrying out accelerated due diligent investigation and prosecution of anyone found culpable, no matter how highly placed at a court of competent jurisdiction accordingly.

“We shall appreciate all Nigerians concerted supports and efforts to stop land grabbing menace in Lagos State under any guise of demolition of innocent Nigerian citizens’ properties.

“We call on the governor and the IGP to swiftly come to the aid of the victim who are the rightly owners of the aforementioned property with a all valid land title documents.

“There is the need to achieve respite for the victim’s property and peaceful habitation of his property respectfully. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” the duo said.

The activists alleged that some officers in the General Investigation Department, Police FCID, Alagbon had connived with the land grabbers to demolish and dispossess the victim of his property.

“The vampire marauding land grabbers are now all out to wreck monumental havocs capable of erupting breach of peace and breach of fundamental rights of the affected victims,” the activists added.

The duo said that the property of the victim had been severally attacked and damaged by the land grabbers

They said the victim subsequently wrote a petition dated May 2, to the Assistant inspector General of Police, FCID, Alagbon, Lagos against land grabbers who were attacking his premises with an intention to forcefully invade and sieze the landed property.

According to them, Sanwo-Olu and security apparatuses must prioritise the welfare and security of ordinary citizens who are being robbed of their properties under various disguised in the state.

They called for government’s intervention in stopping incessant harassment, criminal trespass, wilful and malicious destruction and violent conducts of land grabbers in various parts of the state.

 

 

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