14th December, 2010
The traditional ruler of Shoba town in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of LagosÂ State, Chief Jimoh Raheem Agbebeji, has cried out to the state Governor, BabatundeÂ Raji Fashola, over the activities of some youths in the area, whose act of landÂ grabbing, using cudgels and dangerous weapons to intimidate land owners in theÂ community.
Speaking with Lagos Bulletin from his hideout, Agbebeji said for having the temerityÂ to question the delineating and selling of land that falls under governmentâ€™sÂ acquisition in the area by the rampaging youths resulted to destruction of hisÂ palace, leaving in its trail, sorrow, blood and tears.
The monarch added that the youths forcefully demanded for monetary inducement, whichÂ they claim was dues for â€˜indigenous sons of the soil.â€™
This, according to him, is not only an embarrassment but has contributed in a dropÂ in the number of prospective investors that were coming to invest their businessesÂ in the community.
The traditional ruler therefore appealed to the Governor, the Commissioner of PoliceÂ and other security agencies to come to their aid and prevent another round of bloodÂ letting in the community.
As at the time of filing this report, the matter is being investigated by Trade FairÂ Police Station while some arrests have been made.