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Ogun Assembly summons three men for ‘illegal land sale’ at Obasanjo GRA



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The Ogun State House of Assembly has summoned three men for their alleged involvement in land-grabbing activities at the Olusegun Obasanjo Hilltop, Abeokuta.

The three persons invited to a meeting by the Assembly were Sina Faneye of 5, Adatan Road, Ligere Compound, Isale- Ake, Abeokuta; Femi Sowunmi of Akikem Properties and one Bashiru Larry, who lives at the Obasanjo GRA.

Kemi Filani News gathered that the invitation was part of the Assembly’s quasi-judicial functions to stem the activities of land grabbers.

The lawmakers had on Wednesday commenced a fact-finding process on the allegation of land grabbing activities against the three individuals, “who were alleged to be engaging in illegal sales of landed properties at Oke-Olobo Iyoke, Via Abule Ake in Olusegun Obasanjo Hilltop, around Idi-Aba, Abeokuta.”

The Assembly, through its Committee on Lands and Housing, at a meeting with the concerned individuals, had summoned the three persons to appear before the State Lawmakers on Friday, September 1 2023, by 11:30 a.m.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the Faneye, Sodiya and Obadimu Families and the Community Development Association executive members of the Olusegun Obasanjo Hilltop GRA led by its Chairman, Engr Kayode Banjo, at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

The Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Damilola Soneye, noted that the presence of the three invited persons at the next meeting “would help shed light on the ongoing land investigation by the State House of Assembly.”

Soneye, in the company of other lawmakers, assured that the committee would engage necessary government agencies in verifying the authenticity of all documents tendered by both parties.

According to a statement by Ogun Assembly media, Soneye clarified that “those invited were alleged to be engaging in land grabbing activities and thus terrorising the residents of the community.”

He stressed that “they should appear in person on the said date.”