5 Arrested Over Bola Ajibola's Land


A 76-year old Imam, and four others have been arrested by men of the Federal Criminal Investigation Bureau (FCIB), Abuja for encroaching on the land of a former minister for justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Bola Ajibola.

The suspects were arrested by cops from Abuja for illegally selling five plots out of the acres of land owned by the former justice of the World Court land along Lekki-Epe expressway, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos state.

Three others were said to have evaded arrest.

They were alleged to have sold the land to an Igbo tyre dealer simply at Eluju village in Ibeju Lekki.

The land was said to originally belong to the family of the Oba-elect of Debojo, Ibeju-Lekki Local Government of Lagos state, Otunba Zacheus Kolawole Odugbesan.

The suspects were however interrogated by the FCIB officers in Abuja on Wednesday over the issue following the complaint lodge against them by Odugbesan, Ogunbote, Denge and Agoro families of Ibeju-Lekki; for illegal land grabbing.

Speaking on behalf of the family at the FCIB headquaters, Abuja, Otunba Odugbesan who said he wanted peace to reign in his domain, alleged that the suspects were just encroaching on the lands that do not belong to them, thus causing chaos in the village.

He alleged that part of the land which belonged to the Odugbesan family which was later allotted to Chief Bola Ajibola by the government were re-surveyed and sold by the suspects.

Same was said to have been done at Elepete, Eleran-Igbe and Folorunsho villages.

Chief Yekini Lamidi a.k.a. Aigbogbo also narrated how cultists were brought in to attack land owners.

The investigating police officer (I.P.O) in charge of the case, Inspector Friday said that the suspects were released on bail after interrogation, as investigation into the matter continues.


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