Osun govt bans monarch from engaging in land transactions
Osun State Government has banned a traditional ruler in the state, Olu of Ile-Ogbo, Oba Abeeb Agbaje Arowo, Okunjoye II, from participating in land transactions in his domain.
He was banned from participating in land transactions and using any of his palace cronies to engage in forceful acquisition of citizens’ land.
The state government gave the directive, yesterday, when the traditional ruler appeared before Osun State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Wole Jimi-Bada and Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Dosu Babatunde.
It noted that the decision became necessary to curtail frequent alleged cases of land grabbing by the monarch within Ile-Ogbo and surrounding villages.
Besides, the state government urged the monarch to warn his emissaries and accomplices, mostly the head of Ile-Ogbo princes, Gbadewolu Oyelami Kasali and other chiefs, who he allegedly uses to perpetrate the illegality.
“We have set up a committee to investigate and come up with reports and recommendations,” it said.
The warning should be respected. Anyone whose land has been taken unjustly or forcefully should not hesitate to get across through the Osun State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs,” the commissioners said.
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