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Residents of Kelemberi in Ewekoro area of Ogun State have appealed to the state governor, Dapo Abiodun to help secure their lands from some suspected land grabbers who have allegedly taken over the community.
The residents during a protest were seen chanting and singing “idowu fadipe is a thief”, “Alowonle is a thief“.
The residents lamented that land grabbers have taken over their community and have reportedly sent many house owners from their home.
They appealed to the governor and the commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun to come to their aid before things got out of hand.
PLATFORM TIMES learnt that about six months ago, some suspected land grabbers who were allegedly led by a woman identified as Idowu Fadipe have been terrorizing the residents of Kelemberi.
It was learnt that Fadipe allegedly brought scores of thugs armed with guns and other dangerous weapons to fight anyone that reportedly go against her wish.
PLATFORM TIMES also learnt that the village head, Chief Rasheed Adeboun has been reportedly sent out of the community by the suspected land grabbers.
Speaking with some of the residents, they alleged that Fadipe also brought a real estate agents to their community so as to be buying the land from Fadipe.
The Village head, Rasheed Adeboun who spoke with PLATFORM TIMES said he left the community about four months ago when he discovered that his life is not safe.
Adeboun complained that the suspected land grabbers have taken over lands and are allegedly sending land owners from their homes.
The Baale noted that it is only the intervention of the governor and Police that can save the community from the land grabbers.
Corroborating the Adebou, the Baale of Areyin community, Sobowale Adekunle stressed that Fadipe does not belong to any of the families that own the village.