THE Lagos State Police Command has confirmed land grabbing case involving a Divisional Police Officer, from the Isashi Police Division, Ojo. While confirming the allegation against the DPO, one Superintendent of Police, SP Amuda allegedly involved in forceful take over of the property in dispute, the Lagos State Police Public Relations officer Olarinde Famous-Cole, said that the Lagos State Police Command is working on the case. Famous-Cole said: “This matter is old and the command is working on it.” A businessman, Peter Ezeonye, had petitioned the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, to expedite action over alleged dispossession of his property by SP Amuda, who hired men to dispossess him of his property located at Amikanle Estate, Alagbado, area of Lagos State.
Ezeonye, who owns a three-bedroom bungalow situated at 10, Community Road, alleged that he had petitioned the Area M Police Command, Idimu, and the Lagos Police Commissioner, but they are yet to call the officer to order. He alleged that Amuda’s accomplices pulled down his gate and built a fence in its place which split his land into two. The businessman also alleged that they have started constructing another building on a part of the land which has blocked the only entry to his bungalow. In a petition to the Commissioner, dated August 22, Ezeonye identified the DPO’s alleged accomplices as Akeem Oladejo alias Otunba, Olalekan Adio, Rasaq Abeje and Mama Shola. Ezeonye also alleged that Oladejo had been threatening his life by warning him to keep off the property.