16th March, 2011
The Baale of Ishawo town in Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, Chief David Olalekan Orisan and Chief Kabiru Bada, the Asiwaju of the town, have warned a prominent estate developer based in Isheri Osun, to desist from the illegal sale of their family land.
In a letter of warning dated 2 March, 2011 sent to the estate developer in his Isheri Osun office by the solicitor to Chief Orisan, Mr. Adeola Adeleke, the traditional ruler described the alienation of his family land by the developer as illegal and unlawful.
The solicitor stated in the letter: â€œOur clients have informed us that you have trespassed on their land consisting of hectares of land at Ishawo town in Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State, Nigeria and had been illegally, unlawfully and without authority of the lawful accredited custodians of the same (our clients) selling, transferring of the land in acres and plots to unsuspected buyers catching on their present incarceration.â€
Chief Orisan who warned the developer to desist from the illegal sale of the land pointed out that what he had done regarding the land was outside the instructions given to him by dissidents within the land-owning family, part of which he, as the custodian of the land and Chief Aboki Bada, were key figures.
He enjoined the developer to stop the illegal sale of the family land.