Residents in some Lagos communities including Ibeju-Lekki, Ikorodu and other areas have called on the governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu and inspector-general of police (IGP), Alkali Baba Usman, to rescue victims of land grabbing and conclude all land grabbing cases before their offices respectively.
The residents in a peaceful protest led by their lawyer, Mr Oladotun Hassan, lamented that some identified land grabbers had been intimidating innocent Nigerians in the state.
The protesters, whose properties were being demolished, carried different placards with different inscriptions such as “Gov. Babajide, Save our Soul from Land grabbers”, “ I and my family have been rendered homeless, please come to our aid”.
“This is as a matter of necessity and demands immediate effective action against these dreaded land grabbers that had been trespassing on the land of these innocent Nigerians.
“Most of whom are used to forcefully invade and execute unlawful permanent possession of absolute control and ownership, sales, management and other illicit activities and wanton criminality”, Hassan said
He alleged that activities of the land grabbers have brought untold pains on the residents, adding that as a matter of necessity an urgent action should be taken against the land grabbers that had been trespassing on the land of these innocent Nigerians.
According to him, “Communities including Ikota Housing Estate in Lekki Ajah VGC axis of Lagos State are currently experiencing massive illegal demolition of houses.’’