Ogun Assembly calls for task force to tackle land grabbers

Armed robbers to die in Ogun

Ogun state House of Assembly has asked the state government to immediately set up a task force to enforce the recently passed law against land grabbing and illegal encroachment on land in the state.

The Assembly, who recently passed a bill providing a maximum of death sentence for convicted land grabbers, expressed concerns that the state is still facing the rising cases of land grabbing, despite the law passed last November.

Chairman of the House land and housing committee, Biyi Adeleye, during the Assembly plenary said that over 750 persons have been rendered homeless because of the activities of land grabbers in the state.

The Speaker, Suraj Adekunbi, described the situation as unfortunate, and asked the state government to immediately comply with the house resolution on the proposed task force to enforce the anti-land grabbing law.

The majority leader, Adeyinka Mafe, moving the motion on the resolution, also asked security operatives to restore peace in Makun, Sagamu and other communities invaded by the suspected land grabbers.

The Deputy Speaker, Kunle Oluomo, and the minority leader, Olawale Alausa, as well as, Rasaq Oduntan and Ganiyu Oyedeji, supported the resolution.

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