4 October, 2020
Residents of Imoshe in Ejila Awori, Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, have called on the state government to save their town from the nefarious activities of hoodlums and land grabbers.
A community leader in Imoshe,High Chief Lawal Amusa, who spoke on behalf of the community at a news conference, said that the land grabbers invaded the community last week Wednesday and killed a resident while many others were wounded.
He alleged that the land grabbers came into the village with guns, cutlasses and other weapons and chased out people from their ancestral land.
He explained further that economic activities of the town were paralised as all shops and other commercial centres were closed down for many days.
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High Chief Amusa stated that some residents, including Matthew Ashafa, Segun Amusat and Hakeem Lawal, were seriously injured and taken to Ota General Hospital by another community leader, Rasaq Odunoye, and “they are are still in the hospital”.
In his reaction, the Head of Obas and Baales in Ejila Awori,Oba Rigali Aromobi Bamigbose,expressed disappointment about the attack which be described as unpatriotic behaviour by land grabbers.
He called on the state government to provide adequate security for all communities in the Awori land of Ogun State.
The traditioner ruler alleged that the land grabbers were being sponsored by a greedy leader from the Ikogo community.
Oba Bamigbose urged land grabbers to let peace reign by desisting from their evil acts towards the Imoshe community and called on the government to draft security officers to the area.
He explained that the problem had been long in that area and a lot of peace meetings were held without positive results.
Oba Bamigbose advised traditional rulers in Ejila Awori to embrace peace to ensure development in the community and the Igbesa land.