Estimated reading time: 7 minute(s)
A popular real estate company, Revolution Plus Property has denied involvement in an illegal possession of 30 Acres of Land in Kelemberi via Obada-Oko, Abeokuta in Ewekoro local government area of Ogun State.
The manager, Alhaji Saheed Oyenuga denied this while reacting to an allegation by some residents of the community that the company unlawfully take over 30 acres of their land and even allegedly demolished some houses and fences during the forceful takeover.
Oyenuga described the allegation as false, insisting that the company did not forcefully take over land in the community.
He explained that the land was acquired through Nurudeen Alowonle who is the Otutifarati of Obada-oko.
He noted that the company never engage in illegal house demolition as claimed by the residents.
Corroborating his claim, speaking on behalf of the family which the said land belong to, Mrs. Idowu Fadipe also noted that the company did not forcefully take over the land.
Fadipe who claimed the land belong to their forefathers noted that it was the family that authorized Alowonle, a chieftain in the community to be an agent for them.
She insisted that her family is the rightful owner of the said land but because she did not comply with the directive of the monarch in the community to get her a land agent instead of the Fadipe’s own caused the rift.
She appealed to the entire people and Egba Elders to wade into the barbaric action of the Ajagungbales because the land belong to their family.
She said, “I was born in Kelemberi, I am an indigene of the village because my father great grandmother was part of those that
“The Land belong to us because my father was the Otun Obada-Oko before his death. Before his death, he put a signpost at the entrance of Kelemberi that nobody should near the land.
“Some land grabbers were the one that were selling parts of the land. The family members came to accuse me of selling the land, but I told them that Sunday and Areke sold the land. That was when I was told that those people are not indigene of Keleberi, but intruder.
I was locked up because of the land. My brothers are in prison because of this, they were accused of thuggery which was a lie.
“We authorized the agent to be selling the land. It was the family that agreed that the agent should be managing the land. We are the one that gave the job to Alowonle when Kabiesi wanted to take over all our properties.”