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By: Sodiq Mojibola
There was a mild drama on Thursday when a man, Soaga Olawale fainted after discovering that his house which is under construction has been vandalised.
Olawale is one of the house owners at Graceland Estate, Olokuta area of Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State.
Graceland Estate shares boundary with
Abeokuta Grammar School, Idi-Aba. The school , through its old students association is claiming ownership of Estate.
Residents of the Estate claimed they purchased the land from one Oyalowo family before erecting structures on the land.
The case is still pending before an Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta.
Platform Times had reported how residents of the Estate protested against the action, calling for intervention from the state government.
Rather than waiting for the court judgement, the matter continued to generate crisis between the two parties.
Olawale while speaking with our reporter shortly after he resuscitated from the shock lamented total damage of his property, which he said it worth N25 million.
“The damage they have done to my house is worth N25 Million you can see with your own eyes. This is not a way to resolve a crisis by putting the law into your own hands. If they have claims that the land is theirs then they should let the law decide when we both tender our documents before the court,” he said.
Olawale indicted members of the Abeokuta Grammar School Old Boys Association (AGSOBA) , claiming the association had threaten to forcefully vacate all house owners in the Estate.
“I was asked who I suspected and I told them I suspect Abeokuta Grammar School, not the school itself but their ex-students association called AGSOBA because they have been here times without number to threaten, not just me, but a couple of house owners here, that they would forcefully make us vacate the land,” he said.
“They do come here with their president general and sometimes with the school principal. There’s a particular man called Mr Daisi Ogunsola who came to me personally claiming to be sent by their president, Mr Sunday Oduntan, he threatened to dispossess me of the land by force,” he claimed.
“Hence, that gave me the idea that they are the ones who broke the house and demolished the perimeter fence which separates the Abeokuta Grammar School and this estate.” Olawale said.
Reacting to the allegation, President- General of AGSOBA , Sunday Oduntan said the accusation is false.
“We don’t know anything about it.” Oduntan said.
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