Lagos Taskforce Nabs Teenage Togolese, Three Other Land Grabbers


Chiemelie Ezeobi

A 16-year-old Togolese, Segun Sunday, and three other alleged notorious land grabbers were yesterday arrested by the Lagos State Government task force and two locally made guns with other dangerous weapons were recovered from them.

The other suspects were identified as 31-year-old Ben Micheal, 58-year-old Segun Muda and 20-year-old Toheeb Oladele.

They were arrested at the Ibeju Lekki area of the state.

THISDAY gathered that the arrest was based on a petition submitted to the Lagos State Committee on Land Grabbing by the people of Oko-Olomi golf course area of Ibeju-lekki, Lagos.

The petition which was copied to the Lagos State Police Command,  was detailed to the Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, for a raid by the police.

Egbeyemi who led the operatives of the agency raided  Oko-Olomi Golf Course area arrested the alleged land grabbers and recovered two locally made guns.

While their group leader Muda refused to make a statement, he however appealed to the government to get many others in the business.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, after the briefing about the arrest directed that they all be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, Lagos for further interrogations.

While urging members of the public to report any activities of land grabbers to the Lagos State Committee on Land Grabbing, the government however reiterated that the war on activities of land grabbers is still ongoing across the state.