The families of Ominiha and Shosoyan of Ibeshe in Ikorodu area of Lagos state have called out to Mr Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police to rescue them from hoodlums by Kamurudeen Lamina, alias sir K.Q, an alleged land grabber.
The policemen at Zone 2 headquarters in Onikan and the monitoring unit, Ikorodu, was allegelly accused by the families of aiding the lamina. They called on Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, to rescue them by ensuring that land grabbers in border towns are flushed out.
According to the families who spoke through their lawyer, Adefolaju Oloko, their outcry followed Lamina’s alleged illegal encroachment on their 138.70 acres of land at the instance of a family that has no claim to the land. Their worries, they said, were connected to several killings and maiming of innocent people for over a decade by land grabbers, which has forced many to desert their homes and property.
According to Oloko, the families’ property development partner, Charles Nwadiani, was harassed by policemen. Narrating their ordeals, one Mark Wale said: “We have been living in fear. Nine years ago, land grabbers unleashed mayhem in Ikorodu and raided about 37 communities killing and maiming people. In 2005, Igbo Olomu, a boundary community between Lagos and Ogun States, was raided and the invaders displaced the people. In 2006 it was raided the second time.
However, Lamina denied all the allegations against him, insisting he was not a land grabber. He said: “I am not a land-grabber but a property developer, car dealer and hotelier. I am not into land grabbing. People meet me always to help them to develop their lands. The problem is that people are jealous of my progress. They want to kill me and take over all the properties I am managing.