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Residents beg Sanwo-Olu over invasion by suspected hoodlums

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Residents of Oguntade Village, Satellite town, Lagos State have raised alarm over invasion of its community by suspected land grabbers, calling on the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other relevant agencies in the state to urgently intervene before the crisis degenerates into loss of lives.

The residents alleged that some gun wielding suspected hoodlums invaded the community, demolished buildings, carted away goods and money in broad daylight.
Briefing journalists on the impending crisis at the State House, Alausa, Ikeja, a member of Olarinde Ajala family, Adedayo Olarinde, appealed to Lagos State Government to urgently mediate in the crisis, especially as the hoodlums were conniving with some uniform men to dislodge members of the community.He claimed the ruling king was also apprehended and detained along with his sons.

“We are here to make peaceful protest for the unlawful detention of the Olu Oba Oguntade of Satellite town, Oba Lateef Sadiku Olarinde. We want government to intercede and let justice reign. This is not the first time landgrabbers were conniving with powerful forces to invade the community”.

According to him, the crisis started in 2006, which was reported to the Police, but the excesses were unchecked. A resident, Temitope Lalude, urged the state government to come to the aid of people living in the community. “We cannot sleep peacefully. The last incident happened two weeks ago,” he said.


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