Police Arrest Land Speculators


Residents of Isiu, a community in Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area of Lagos  State, have heaved a sigh of relief after the arrest of land speculators and hoodlums, who  had been disturbing the peace of the town, by the Lagos State Special Anti-Robbery Squad,  SARS.

Speaking with P.M.NEWS, a resident and Olootu Ebi of the Solaya Family, Chief Isaac Adeniyi  Ogunbola stated that there had been  series of robbery, kidnapping and intimidation by a  group of land speculators in Isiu town and afer writing a petition to the police  authorities, men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, came into the town and arrested  the suspects. Firearms were allegedly recovered from the suspects.

According to Chief Ogunbola, “these hoodlums who are neither indigenes nor residents of the  town have been harassing and molesting innocent residents, and we have made several reports  to the police before they were eventually arrested last Friday.

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“They have been transferred to the SARS headquarters and we want to implore the police to  ensure that justice is effectively administered, while we also commend them for the prompt  response,” he added.

In a related development, the Lagos State House of Assembly is presently considering a bill  on criminal conduct to  regulate public order and when the bill, which has gone through the  public hearing stage, is finally passed into law, the activities of land grabbers,  speculators  and other individuals who profit from violence will be  sanctioned by law. The  purpose of the law, according to the legislators, is to promiote an orderly society and  foster collective obligations and duty towards the preservation ad protection of lives and  properties.

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