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In a dramatic turn of events, Murphy Adebare, also known as Topaz, trading in the name of Topaz Garden, was arrested by officials from the DC, Admin Force C.I.D in Ajah, Lagos on May 30th, 2023. Adebare had been evading criminal charges filed before the Hon. Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offense court related to land-grabbing, forceful taking over, and criminal trespassing. His arrest came after months of investigations, police reports, and intensified efforts by the police to apprehend him.


Chief Semiu Lawal who is a community leader at Ibeju Lekki, claimed that Murphy Adebare’s of Topaz gardens is a renowned Landgrabber and butressed his claim with Mr Murphy’s involvement in violence over land matters in the Lekki area of Lagos on March 12, 2018, that led to a bloodbath and the loss of several lives that compel the Zone 2 police to declare him wanted then. It was believed that Adebare organized and sponsored the violence between the Baruwa and Dana Ogun families, both of whom claimed ownership of the disputed land. The police had allegedly been actively searching for Adebare since the incident but had been unsuccessful until recently when he resurfaced as a front person for Dr. Ayo Ogunsan,who is alleged to have been using his influence as the Chairman of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund in deceiving the IGP, D.I.G Force C.I.D to give directive through ACP Jejeloye of the Lagos State Task Force to make it look as if the State Government is backing the accused landgrabber.

Dr. Ayo Ogunsan of LSSTF is accused of obstructing justice against Murphy Adebare.

Adebare’s arrest occurred just one day before his scheduled court appearance on May 31st, 2023. However, he failed to show up in court as he had allegedly been granted bail by the police a night before on alleged instruction of Dr. Ayo Ogunsan. In response to his absence, the court instructed the police prosecutor to issue a notice to Adebare and his lawyer, stating that his appearance is mandatory for June 8th, 2023. Failure to comply would result in the court declaring him wanted by the police. Adebare we gathered received and signed the police charges, acknowledging the charges to appear in court.


In a surprising move, Adebare denied his arrest by allegedly contacted some selected bloggers to spread misinformation about the situation. Despite his attempts to deny the claims, the evidence against him and the pending court proceedings suggest otherwise.


During the 2018 incident, Adebare was accused of encroaching, and trespassing on land belonging to the Baruwa family, despite warnings from the elders of the Dana Ogun family. He allegedly recruited armed youths to attack the Baruwa people, resulting in injuries, deaths, and property damage. Investigations by the police confirmed Adebare’s involvement in the violence, but he had managed to elude capture until now.


If found guilty of the charges, Adebare could face up to 10 years in prison, as stipulated by the law. The court proceedings on June 8th will play a crucial role in determining the confidence of Lagosians in the Lagos State Property Protection Law 2016 and that is what Dr Ayo Ogunsan allegedly bebelieved to be trying to use his office to destabilize for Topaz to evade justice.


The case has attracted significant attention due to the Allegation of the Eyin Osa Resettlement Committee allegation that the person of Ayo Ogunsan with status holding the Lagos state security trust fund can be using his influence to mislead the police for a landgrabber whom the police investigation has confirmed to be an invader and police legal department has file charges against. Lagosians are eagerly awaiting the court hearing to see justice byserved and the resolution of the long-standing land dispute in Ibeju Lekki and Epe Area.

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Baba Adinni and Iya Adinni: Harmony Gardens Chairman and Wife Inducted into Spiritual Roles



In a momentous occasion of spiritual significance and community recognition, the Chairman of Harmony Gardens and Estates Development LTD, Hon. Dr. Saheed Audullahi Mosadoluwa, popularly known as Mr. Ibile, and his wife, Hadjia Aishat Adebimpe, were recently installed with revered titles at an event hosted by the Al-Irshad Islamic Foundation.


Hon Saheed Mosadoluwa Ibile inaugurated a multi-billion naira ultra-modern Central Mosque at Ibeju-Lekki immidiately after he got recognized by the West Africa Islamic Council as the AL Mujaddid in Rabbat, Morocco.


According to popular Muslim tradition, the term refers to an individual who emerges at the turn of each century in the Islamic calendar to rejuvenate Islam, purging it of extraneous elements and restoring it to its original purity. In contemporary times, a mujaddid is regarded as the preeminent Muslim figure of a century.


The concept of Mujaddid is based on a hadith (a saying of Islamic prophet Muhammad), recorded by Abu Dawood, narrated by Abu Hurairah who mentioned that Muhammad said:


Allah will raise Mujaddid for this community at the end of every 100 years the one who will renovate its religion for it.


Recall that in a grand ceremony attended by distinguished personalities and spiritual leaders, Hon Saheed Audullahi Mosadoluwa, Chairman and CEO of Harmony Gardens and Estates Development LTD, officially commissioned and handed over a state-of-the-art central mosque in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State, on Friday, January 19th, 2024.


The auspicious event witnessed the presence of esteemed religious leaders, including Sheik Semiu .A. Opeloyeru, The Grand Chief Imam and General President of the League of Imam and Alfa in Ibeju-Lekki L.G.A. The ceremony commenced with the arrival of Sheik Semiu .A. Opeloyeru, setting the tone for a day of spiritual significance and community celebration.


Representing the executive governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Babajide Sanwoolu, was Hon. Ahmed Abdulai Jembe, the Special Adviser on Islamic Affairs to the governor, graced the ceremony. The Onibeju in attendance emphasizing the significance of the event in the cultural and traditional context.


The event saw the attendance of various traditional rulers, highlighting the communal and inclusive nature of the mosque inauguration. Notably, the newly appointed Lagos NURTW Chairman, Mustapha Sego, drew attention as his presence added an extra layer of recognition to the occasion.


However, the prestigious ceremony, held at Monarch Hall in Osapa London Lekki, Lagos State, saw Hon. Dr. Saheed Audullahi Mosadoluwa bestowed with the title of Baba Adinni, signifying a revered position within the religious community. His wife, Hadjia Aishat Adebimpe, was similarly honored as Iya Adinni, a title of great respect and responsibility.


The Al-Irshad Islamic Foundation, under the guidance of its founder Sheik Rasheed Adeleke, who is also the owner of Al-Irshad Travel and Tours, organized the event as a Pre-Ramadan lecture, award ceremony, and Turbaning ceremony. The atmosphere was filled with spiritual fervor and communal joy as community members gathered to witness the momentous occasion.


Notably, Abu Abel and other prominent figures, was also present at the event, adding to the significance of the gathering. The ceremony, held on Sunday, February 25th, 2024, brought together individuals from diverse backgrounds to celebrate the exemplary contributions of Hon. Dr. Saheed Audullahi Mosadoluwa and his wife to both the community and the Islamic faith.


The Turbaning ceremony, a traditional rite of passage within the Islamic community, symbolizes a deep connection with cultural heritage and spiritual leadership. The titles of Baba Adinni and Iya Adinni carry great responsibilities, signifying the honorees’ commitment to serving the community and upholding the values of the Islamic faith.


As the community celebrates this significant event, the installation of Hon. Dr. Saheed Audullahi Mosadoluwa and Hadjia Aishat Adebimpe as Baba Adinni and Iya Adinni reflects their exemplary leadership and commitment to the principles of Harmony Gardens and Estate Development LTD. The event serves as a beacon of unity, spirituality, and communal recognition within the Osapa London in Lekki community.

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Squad Powers OmniPay’s Trade Business to Simplify Payments for FMCG Industry



In a strategic move aimed at furthering its mission to empower African traders with the necessary payment solutions for thriving in the digital era, Squad, a fintech subsidiary of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (GTCO), offering comprehensive payment and e-commerce solutions for businesses, has entered a partnership with OmniPay, a subsidiary of OmniRetail Inc.


This collaboration has currently benefited more than 65,000 stakeholders, which include retailers, distributors, and manufacturers through improved payment and collection methods using Squad’s Virtual Bank Account without incurring any charges. Additionally, they have gained more accessible and affordable working capital to procure goods on credit for their businesses, contributing to the daily transaction volume exceeding N3 billion, and this figure continues to grow.


Adeyemi Atanda, the Chief Marketing Officer, Squad, shared insights on the partnership’s significance, emphasizing, “At Squad, our mission revolves around providing African businesses with the right solutions for effortless payment processes, available at their convenience. We understand the pivotal role small businesses play in our economy. Through strategic alliances like this, we aim to empower even more merchants by granting them access to rapid, user-friendly, and dependable payment solutions that optimize their business operations and, in turn, boost their revenue.”


Deepankar Rustagi, CEO of OmniRetail stated, “As we join forces with Squad, we are driven by our shared vision of transforming the digital payment landscape for African businesses. With OmniPay, businesses will gain improved payment methods with zero transfer fees, while retailers and distributors will have easier access to OmniPay’s BNPL (Buy Now Pay Later) solution. This partnership aims to empower businesses, streamline payment processes, and enhance record-keeping accuracy through automated reconciliation for orders. This partnership reinforces OmniRetail’s commitment to innovation and financial inclusion.”


About Squad


Squad is a complete payment solution that is reliable, secure, and affordable, making receiving in-person and online payments simple and convenient.


Our goal is to support SMEs, micro-merchants, large corporations, and other fintechs (Tech Stars) with the tools they need to thrive in an evolving digital economy and expand beyond their current market reach.


Squad’s current products and service offerings include SquadPOS, Squad Payment Links, Squad Virtual Accounts, USSD, and E-Commerce Storefront.


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About OmniPay


OmniPay, a subsidiary of OmniRetail Inc., is a company with a mission to simplify payments in Nigeria and provide working capital to trade businesses. OmniPay provides an API-based wallet built to simplify trade payments.

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