Land grabbers: Monarch gives Ogun gov seven-day ultimatum

The Ewusi of Makun in Sagamu area of Ogun State, Oba Timothy Akinsanya, has given the state government a seven-day ultimatum to intervene in an alleged land invasion by some suspected land grabbers.

The traditional ruler threatened to lead protest and block major roads in Sagamu area of the state if the government failed to come to the aid of his people.

Akinsaya, while addressing journalists in his palace in Sagamu on Sunday, lamented that some suspected land grabbers invaded communities in Makun with weapons and injured residents.

The monarch lamented that the people living in Okerala, Oko-Iwaju, Kanuyi and Ipa villages, among others were being terrorised, dehumanised and maimed by the suspected land grabbers.

He complained that several efforts to get the attention of the government to save the affected communities were not successful.

The first-class traditional ruler however insisted that the people will resort to self-help if nothing is done within seven days.

He added, “We are not threatening, it is a statement of fact. We have demonstrated to the Akarigbo’s palace. We have been to House of Assembly, but they are taking it lightly. Enough is enough. My people cannot continue to run from home. After seven days, we are not going to take it lightly.

“I have been begging my people not to take the law into their own hands, but now, I am going to lead them.

“We shall be staging a peaceful protest that shall lock down Sagamu township in the next seven days if our government would not act accordingly to forestall likely reprisal from our community.

“In the same vein, we urge the Inspector General of Police to do all that is in his capacity to ensure that a looming communal clash that may further threaten our peaceful co-existence is averted.”

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