Police Quiz Oba Over Land Dispute


The police at Alagbon recently quizzed the Oba of Ojokoro land, Oba Rilwan Oluwalambe  Taiwo, JP.

The Oba, who was invited by the police allegedly spent some explaining to the police what  he knows about the land dispute in Abule Egba area of Lagos State, Nigeria.

Speaking with newsmen on the matter, a senior police source who craved anonymity said the  police decided to invite the monarch for questioning following a petition sent to the IGP  by one Otunba Kehinde Adeosu over an alleged threat to his life.

“Based on the petition sent to the IGP by one Chief Gafaar Arowolo and 5 other members of  the Olaroku family that the Oba has threatened to eliminate them, we invited the Oba to  hear his own side of the story so that we can find a permanent solution to the crisis  before it gets out of hand.”

Crime Watch gathered that trouble started when the Olaroku Family won the legal battle  against the Olaroku Oriadare Family after a protracted legal battle over the land in suit  no. ID/1313/98 in a judgement delivered on the 2 June, 2009.

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Speaking with Crime Watch, Chief Arowolo said that the forefathers of Olaroku were the  first settlers in Abule Egba, part of Orile Agege, Fagba Iju, up to Orimolade in Ojokoro.

The principal agent to the Olaroku family Otunba Kehinde Adeosu has also vowed to protect  the property, since it has been entrusted to him.

When Crime Watch visited Oba Rilwan Oluwalambe in his palace to get his own side of the  story he said that Chief Arowolo and some other people wrote a petition against him to  the Inspector General of Police which led to him being invited to the Force Headquarters  at Alagbon.

“Chief Gafaar Arowolo and some other people wrote a petition to the IGP against me and  when the police invited me, I went there to write my own statement. Then the police  wanted to detain my younger brother who had accompanied me there, and I said no because  his name was not mentioned in the petition. But I later bailed him and we came home  together the same day,” the monarch explained.

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