December 15, 2008

Ajah land owners task Fashola

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has been urged to publish and implement the report of Justice Morounkeji Onalaja panel of inquiry that was set up following a protracted crisis in Ajah.
The head of the Abereoje family, Chief Mukadaisi Abereoje, who made this call at a press briefing in Lagos, said the request, if considered, would help to douse the tension in the area.

He also called on the state government to caution notable personalities in the area, whom he alleged had commenced violent activities in Ajah.

The personalities, he alleged had mobilised their men to Ajiwe, where they pulled down fences, securing properties sold to tenants by the Abereoje family.

Abereoje said the land fell within what had been excised to the family (Abereoje) by the state government, being a part of the terms of settlement entered with the family to foster peace in Ajah.

He said the family had written to the state government through the office of the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Mr. Supo Sasore, on the issue but was directed to forward the complaints to the Nigerian Police.

He said when he contacted the Nigerian Police, no meaningful headway could be achieved, as the Police claimed they could not arrest anyone on the issue.

Based on this development, Abereoje called on the Fashola-led administration to take concrete steps to address the issue.

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