Three men have been called before the Ogun State House of Assembly on suspicion of involvement in land-grabbing at the Olusegun Obasanjo Hilltop in Abeokuta.
Bashiru Larry, of the Obasanjo GRA, and Sina Faneye, both of Ligere Compound in Isale-Ake in Abeokuta, as well as Femi Sowunmi of Akikem Properties, are suspected.
According to information obtained by BANKPAWA the invitation was made as part of the Assembly’s quasi-judicial functions to curtail land grabbing in Ogun State.
On Wednesday, the legislators launched an investigation into the charges of land grabbing made against the three, “who were alleged to be engaging in illegal sales of landed properties at Oke-Olobo Iyoke, Via Abule Ake in Olusegun Obasanjo Hilltop, around Idi-Aba, Abeokuta.”
Following a discussion with several concerned individuals, the Assembly’s Committee on Lands and Housing issued a summons to the three men, requiring their presence before the committee on Friday, September 1 at 11:30 am.
Representatives from the Sodiya, Obadimu, and Faneye Families met on Wednesday.
Some high-ranking members of the Olusegun Obasanjo Hilltop Community Development Association were also there, led by their Chairman, Engr. Kayode Banjo.
The Committee Chairman, Hon. Damilola Soneye, said that having the three invited individuals present at the upcoming meeting “would help shed light on the ongoing land investigation by the State House of Assembly.”
In the presence of other legislators, Soneye insisted that the committee will involve the appropriate government agencies in determining the veracity of all papers submitted by both parties.
Those invited “were alleged to be engaging in land grabbing activities and thus terrorizing the residents of the community,” Soneye said, according to a statement from the media arm of the Ogun Assembly.
In his words, “they should appear in person on the said date.”