A civil rights organization, the Save Lagos Group, SLG, has called on the Lagos State Government under the leadership of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to call the Awogboro family to order over their illegal claim of the ownership of Olakitan Village, popularly known as Olakitan Estate Community Development Association in Agbado Oke-Odo LCDA, Alimosho Local Government area of the state.
The group noted that controversy has been surrounding the village with 27.324 Hectares of land (i.e. 273,240 Square metres) which the State Government had settled since 2015 by issuing a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) to the rightful owner of the Land, the Olakitan family dated 24th Day of April, 2015.
According to the group, the Olakitan family had occupied the land from the time immemorial as contained in the Plan No. LAT1431/L/77 and disclosed that Olakitan’s family bounded by the Bamigbose family to the North, Ogunseye’s family to the East, Odo-Orojas to the West and Amosu Akin’s family to the South.
It noted that the Ogunseye’s family was secretly and illegally selling the land to one Prince Alfred Awogboro in 1977 without the knowledge of the Olakitan’s family which the Lagos State government has settled through the Certificate of Occupancy No 87/87/2015j, more particularly delineated in the Plan No.LS/D/LKJ.3693.
On the issue of possession of the land claimed by the Awogboro’s family before the Court dated 27th March,2015, through a Writ of possession and the court had struck out the request by viewing it as incompetent application.
According to the Lagos State Government, this Certificate of Occupancy is issued subject to the approved layout Plan No. MPP/DM/14/LP/1110 in the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development.
Commenting on the development through a signed statement by the Convener, Save Lagos Group, SLG, Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman and copies were made available to newsmen on Monday.
Sulaiman urged Governor Sanwo-Olu to caution the family of Awogboro to stop breaching the peace of the area, just as the Government had laid the issue of owner of the Olakitan village to rest through registration Number 87At Page 87 in Volume 2015J of the Lagos State of Nigeria Land Registry Office, Ikeja.
The rights activist therefore maintained that the group would soon write Governor Sanwo-Olu on behalf of the people of the community by detailing the whole history surrounding the village and the reason why Awogboro family was working round the clock to take over the estate after their co-travelers, Ogunseye family sold their land to the Nigerian Army in the 70s.
– Nov. 30, 2020 @ 17:47 GMT /