Some Land Grabbers popularly known as “Ajagun Gbale” were arrested yesterday at about 5.30pm following disruption of landowners while working on their land, Eko Hot Blog reports.
The 3 suspected ‘Ajagun Gbale’ were arrested by the Nigeria Security Officers in collaboration with the community youth on Friday, 16th, 2020. Omooba Adeyemi Adebomehin, one of the land owners and a C.E.O, Bomrlun Properties said that the land grabbers invaded his land while his workers were working on the site yesterday.
“My staff were seriously injured and the ajagun gbale seized their tools and equipment. The action was embarrasing and propelled me to report to the security agencies which led to their arrest”, he said.
Bomehin said that the ajagun gbale’s evil act was becoming problematic and tormenting in the community hence, requires proactive measures to combat their unruly behavior.
According to him, several petitions have been written to security agencies, traditional rulers, political leaders and other government authorities but to no avail.
He said that the three suspects have been arrested and taken to Noforija Police Station for further investigation.
Adebomehin cried out for support as his life and properties are not safe.
He said that some politicians and the land grabbers sponsors have been threatening his life following the arrest of the suspects.
He called on Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to intervene in the matter before it becomes violent.
The Divisional Police Officer, Noforija Station, Csp. Agidi Adenode, has confirmed the arrest of the three suspected landgrabbers and they are in police custody.
He said that the suspects would be transferred to Epe Magistrates Court by Monday, Oct. 19 for prosecution.
The DPO said that he will not tolerate any form of indiscipline or unlawful disposition in his division.