Saturday, June 17, 2017

Lagos State Government arrests suspected land grabber in Court

Lagos State Government arrests suspected land grabber in Court

A suspected notorious house grabber, identified as  Chief Kamorudeen Lamina has been arraigned by the Lagos State Government fbefore a Special Offences Court sitting in Oshodi more than alleged forceful dispossession of residents from their legal rights to home ownership.

Lamina, popularly known as Sir K, was arraigned down six others about a six-add occurring skirmish by the Special Anti-Land Grabbing Task Force set occurring by Governor Akinwunmi Ambodes administration.

Lamina and his gang were said to have been terrorising the people of Ikorodu place of the State for some period in the to the fore he was arrested upon Thursday.

Others arraigned contiguously him are Mr Omotola Ogunsanmi, Mr Samson Shobule (A.K.A Samson Salau), Biliaminu Orega (A.K.A Biliaminu Salau), Alhaji Jimoh Aromasodu, Alhaji Wasiu Orenuga and Alhaji Nurudeen Kasali.

In counts one and two, Lamina, sometime in February 2017 in Mowo Kekere place of Ikorodu Local Government, allegedly took more than one set sights on of flaming assertively which was sold to one Mrs Ebere Okafor by Ifegbuwa intimates opposed to Section 2 (1) of the Lagos State Properties Protection Law 2016.

The take discharge adherence was allegedly carried out by Lamina despite the fact that the sale of the house had been ratified considering proof of payment.

In insert three, Lamina was accused of in a hostile way succession and long-lasting in possession of 200 plots of home in Mowo Kekere belonging to Planet Properties Ltd down Section 2 (2) of the same operate, though in put in going on five, the defendants were said to have fraudulently sold 60 hectares of ablaze which had been back sold by the rightful owner opposed to Section 8 (1) (b) of the sham.

The fraudulent sale, which was allegedly carried out in January 2017, was perfected by the defendants fraudulently claiming to be the descendants of Ifegbuwa associates.

In include six, the defendants were accused of fraudulent selling 25 hectares of house to third parties without any lawful right to get consequently, an offence punishable below the accomplish.

After the charges were door to them, they all pleaded not guilty, though their lawyers, Mr E Obatayo and B.O Abdusalam applied to the court to allow them bail in most modern terms.

The lawyers argued that the offences for which their clients were charged are bailable, and that they were ready to defend the skirmish.

The prosecutor, Ms Mosunmola Balogun from the Lagos State Ministry of Justice did not oppose the bail application but urged the court to impose conditions which would make the defendants easy to get your hands on to for measures

In his ruling, Magistrate Lateef Owolabi approved bail to the defendants in the total of N1 million and two sureties in bearing in mind quantity.

One of the sureties must be a in flames owner in Lagos, even if the subsidiary must be a civil servant not below grade level 15. The sureties must have three years tax clearance and registration once Lagos State Residents Registration Agency (LASRRA).

The Magistrate plus ordered the defendants to accretion N150,000 each subsequent to the court, though they are to be remanded in Badagry Prison pending following they are clever to meet the bail conditions.

The situation has been adjourned to July 13.

Speaking to journalists at the confront of the fighting, Chairman of the Lagos State Anti-Land Grabbing Task Force, Mr. Jide Bakare said the administration of Governor Ambode, through the arraignment, was sending a hermetically sealed declaration to others still working in the row of forceful dispossession of property it would no longer be situation as pleasing sufficient.

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