Magodo Residents Beg LASG, IG To Deliver Them From Harassment By Officers, Land Grabbers

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Magodo Residents Association (MRA) in Magodo Phase 2, Lagos has begged Lagos State Government (LASG), Inspector General of Police (IG) to protect their lives and properties from the constant harassment by Police and Land grabbers.

The Chairman of MRA, Mr Bajo Osinubi with other members of the estate made this call at a press briefing held in Lagos.

The residents of the estate cried out after “some personnel of the Force Criminal and Investigation Department (FCID), Alagbon together with some suspected brutes interrupted activities in the estate on Wednesday, November 25”.

The Chairman said the attack was associated with a court case between the Adeyiga family and the state government, who rejected the 548 plots of land by the state government.

Osinubi said: “It was with great shock residents received the treatment meted out by law enforcement agents of the government led by an Assistant Superintendent of Police from FCID Alagbon. They were accompanied by thugs and they entered the estate in two vans on Wednesday 25 November 2020.”

Osinubi, who accused the operatives and their thugs of causing panic among residents, noted that the operatives drove their vans around the estate and tried to arrest workers.

“They accessed various construction sites, harassed workers and arrested all found on the sites. But we calmed the situation, and they left,” he said.

Though the attack resulted in a total lockdown of the estate, Osinubi said fear made some residents thought it was an attempt to rob or kidnap members of the estate.

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The chairman, explained that he has lived in the estate for close to 13 years now, accepted the fact that there is a case between the Adeyiga and the state government, but do not know of any entitlement in Magodo.

“We are aware that a certain Adeyiga family obtained a judgment in court against the Lagos State government and writ of execution to enforce the said judgment in respect of certain numbers of plots within the Shangisha scheme.

“We are not aware that any plot of land has been allocated to them by the Lagos State government within Magodo GRA phase 2 for them to be entitled to lay claim to any particular house or land within Magodo GRA.

“The writ of execution obtained by Adeyiga family has been challenged in court and same has been set aside by honourable Justice R.I.B Adebiyi of the high court of Lagos state appeal,” he added.

“We call on the Inspector-General of Police, and the Nigeria Police authority not to allow the police force to be rubbished and/or misled the Adeyiga family in an attempt to perpetuate their illegal and unlawful act and take possession of innocent people’s properties,” he begged.

Osunibi also beckoned on the state government to come to their rescue and live up to its responsibility of securing the lives and properties of “reputable, and responsible people of Magodo”.

He described Magodo residents as law-abiding, who have contributed massively to the growth of Magodo.

 

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