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Ogun assembly summons traditional ruler for alleged land grabbing

He was accused of forcibly taking possession of land belonging to some members of the community.

• July 8, 2024
Ogun State Assembly

The Ogun State House of Assembly has summoned the Olu of Obafemi, in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, Oba Taofeek Kayode, to appear before it on Wednesday regarding allegations of land grabbing.

The chairman of the House committee on justice, ethics, and public petitions, Oluseun Adesanya, issued the summon in Abeokuta on Monday during a committee meeting with representatives of the Agboro Latunde Community Development Association.

The association was led by its chairman, Olaseni Adeoye and the secretary, Koyade Onitande.

The community had accused the traditional ruler of forcibly taking possession of land belonging to some members of the community.

Adesanya, in company of other lawmakers, explained that the invitation of the traditional ruler became imperative, as part of the quasi-judicial function of the assembly.

The lawmaker also explained that it was important to give all concerned parties in the dispute a fair hearing in accordance with the principle of the rule of law.

He further noted that petitions against the traditional ruler included alleged cases of land grabbing, threats to life and actions likely to cause communal clashes in the Agboro Community. 

The committee chairman warned that the failure of the royal father to honour the invitation would prompt the Assembly to involve security operatives to take appropriate action. 

(NAN)

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