The Lagos State Taskforce has carried out an intense operation dislodging a notorious land grabbing syndicate causing mayhem and disrupting developmental activities and construction in Ibeju-Lekki axis of the state.
Speaking on the arrests made and operation which was carried out over the weekend, the Chairman of the agency, CSP Shola Jejeloye disclosed that the crime syndicate which comprises of men and women has been terrorising legitimate property owners and occupants within Sango-Tedo, Lakowe, Abijo, and the entire environs of Ibeju Lekki. He further disclosed that the “Omo-Onile” as they are popularly called, have received series of appeals and warnings from the state government to desist from carrying out their inhumane acts but it fell on deaf ears as they continued causing chaos within that axis, thus the need to round them all up.
“Residents and victims of these land grabbers have laid series of complaints to the taskforce which made us carry out our own investigation leading to warnings being issued to them. It is quite unfortunate that they feel untouchable and daring but with these actions carried out by us, they will learn to obey the laws of the state. There is no room for land grabbers in Lagos,” Jejeloye stated.
CSP Jejeloye further disclosed that his officers encountered some resistance from the land grabbers during the operation where some of the members of the syndicate shot at them in order to dissuade them from carrying on but it was no match for the determination of the officers of the Agency who were all out to correct the wrongs being perpetrated by the land grabbers.