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If care is not taken, a serious communal clash might occur between the indigenes of Abomiti, Yeguda and Eyin-Osa Communities in Ilamija, Epe Lagos State and alleged Landgrabbers in police uniform, over the ressetlement land given to the 3 communities by the Lagos State government in 2006 after their land was acquired for Lekki Free Trade Zone.

 

 

Information gathered by our correspondent revealed that, CSP Shola Jejeloye and SP Salako, are acting on the Instruction of CP Abiodun Alabi to forcefully take over the ressetlement Land under the influence of one Murphy Adebare, CEO Topaz Gardens Limited.

 

Report further revealed that, the resettled communities got the Certificate of Occupancy No: 33/33/2022 and Survey Plan No: LS/D/BK 425/A after their customary and aboriginal lands were acquired by the Lagos State Government for the Lekki Free Trade Zone.

 

Since then, the communities took the possession of the said land, where the State Government resettled them.

 

All these became history when the Police Officers stormed the land with their boys.

 

In a press release issued out today Tuesday 6th December 2022, by the communities, it revealed that one SP Salako acted under the guise of Law enforcement, mobilized and led dreadful hoodlums to invade, forcefully took over and stationed the armed hoodlums on the resettled communities’ land, which form part of Alagbon Village, and Eyin-Osa Government Resettlement Scheme at Ilamija.

 

 

The press release further claimed that “SP Salako is moving to forcefully take over the communities’ land and handover it to his business partner, Topaz Real Estate, who is a landgrabber that specialises in either using government acquisition land to defraud innocent land buyers, using of soldiers or Task Force led by Jejeloye to hijack properties by force, in which he’s using Topaz Gardens Limited to resell.

 

“It is embarrassing and disgraceful that, SP Salako attached to CSP Jejeloye is using the respected Nigerian Police Force to forcefully takeover innocent peoples’ land for and at the behest of his connivers and business partners, who are renowned Land Grabbers in the whole of Ibeju Lekki, fraudulently taking over innocent communities’ land through the use of his partner in Police in person of one Murphy Adebare a.k.a Topaz Ajagungbale.

 

“This act of Murphy Adebare by engaging SP Salako, who then led armed thugs and brandishing gun and other dangerous weapons on the resettled land at Ilamija contravenes the provisions of Sections 2 (1), (2), (3), 3 (1), (2), (3) (a) (b), (4) (a) (b) of the Lagos State Properties Protection Law 2016, which prohibit forceful take over of other people’s land with the use of violence or stationing of Land agents, use of thugs, or hoodlums to intimidate or scare away people from the Land and or illegal occupation of property and peg the punishment at Ten (10) years imprisonment.

 

 

“While Sections 5, 6 & 7 of the Lagos State Properties Protection Law 2016 prohibit the use of Land agent and or Illegal use of Law enforcement agent, Vigilante group, ethnic, cultural/traditional militias and or encroaching with a weapon and peg the punishment at Ten (10) years imprisonment without option of fine.

 

“After the soldier-like invasion of the communities’ land by SP Salako who led thugs on the land, the communities petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Force Intelligence and Investigation Department, complaining of the un-police-like and unethical acts and behaviour of SP Salako, who is said to be acting under the leadership of CSP Shola Jejeloye of Lagos State Task Force, who is also taking order from the Commissioner of Police of Lagos State, CP Abiodun Alabi, who are hell-bent on forcefully taking over the communities’ land, constructing a new fence after demolishing the first fence on the land.

 

“Upon our petition to the DIG FCIID, there was a standing order that the officers on the land should be withdrawn with immediate effect but despite the instruction, CSP Jejeloye redoubled the officers who invaded the land, led by SP Salako.

 

“It is essential we bring to the public notice that these acts of SP Salako and those behind his activity can bring about communal clash that may degenerate into crisis hence our reason for calling the public attention to the issue, to take note and hold responsible CSP Ishola Jejeloye and SP Salako for any act of breach of Peace on the Abomiti, Yeguda and Eyin-Osa Resettlement Land at Ilamija, Epe Lagos”.

 

The communities, hereby express their displeasure of how the matter is being handled by CSP Shola Jejeloye and SP Salako, claiming to be acting under the instruction of the CP Alabi, as the officers have shown signs and tendencies of bias against them and wants to forcefully take over the land.

 

 

Hence, they are calling the attention of the office of Inspector General of Police and pleading with his office to investigate the acts of the officers stated above, by instructing an unbiased police team to investigate the case meritoriously and justifiably.

 

“We are law abiding citizens and would not want to take Laws into our hands, by engaging thugs to combat SP Salako and his cohorts on the land as he has currently placed them on our land. We have never doubted the confidence and trust reposed in your highly respected office by the general public to do substantial justice to the complaint above, regardless of whose ox is gored”, the communities claimed.

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Zenith Bank Refunds N3.23m To Angry Customer Chiamaka Agim

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A leading Nigerian commercial bank, Zenith Bank has returned N3.23 million to Chiamaka Agim, a Lagos State resident whose N4.039 million was erroneously deducted on January 9.

 

According to reports, Zenith Bank had previously informed Agim that she would only receive N800,500 of the N4,039,900 that had been debited.

 

But on Monday, January 16, in the evening, the bank sent back N3,239,400.

 

Recently, the Zenith Bank client shared a post about the refund on her Twitter page.

 

 

Agim reported that on that Monday, the bank contacted her to provide an update on the refunded money.

 

“After the event, they had to put my account on pause, so I didn’t get any alerts,” the user said. I was told to visit the bank the next day,” she recalled.

 

“They had credited my account with N3,239,400 around 7.30 pm on Monday,” the customer said. “My account statement was printed when I got to the bank.”

 

She claimed to have discovered that Access, one of the two banks to which the funds were transferred, still held the remaining N800,500.

 

Zenith Bank stated that Access Bank is now withholding the funds and that it is not their fault at this time. They said Access Bank stated that the funds would not be released without a court order.

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Primate Ayodele Begins 17 Days Of Appreciation & Philanthropic Impacts, Visits Sick People

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The Leader Of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele has kicked-off a 17-day appreciation and philanthropic impact on Sunday, 29th Of January till Tuesday, 14th Of February, 2023.

Many of his church members had a first-hand experience of the prophet’s philanthropic impact yesterday, Sunday, which marked the beginning of the programme. A good number of youths in the church choir were empowered, surgery fee was paid for 25 people, accommodation fee was paid for 20 people and every member of the congregation were given food items.

 

Today, Monday, which is the second day, Primate Ayodele visited old and sick people in Lagos communities with money, food items, clothing materials, and many more. He also prayed with them and settled some of their needs.

 

The old people couldn’t hold their joy as they passionately hugged the prophet and showered prayers on him for his rare philanthropic act. The very jovial prophet was also seen cracking jokes and playing with some of them just to lighten up their moods.

Till February 14, Primate Ayodele will be visiting several places, institutions, organizations to show gratitude and impact people with cash gifts, prayers, words of encouragement, food items, to mention but a few.

 

This is not the first time Primate Ayodele will be engaging in such philanthropic acts; every 14th of February is a day dedicated for his annual thanksgiving and it has been his culture to engage in massive philanthropic acts on days preceding the D-day.

 

Every February 14 for Primate Ayodele is always the mother of all empowerment. In recent years, the man of God has given out cars, tricycles, thousands of GCE/JAMB forms, scholarships, accommodation fees, school fees, sewing machines, beds, food items, among a host of many others.

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