Notorious land grabber arrested in Lagos

Nigerian police

A suspected land grabber, Kamorudeen Lamina (alias Sir K Oluwo), accused of terrorising residents of Ikorodu was on Thursday arrested by a special task force on land grabbing set by the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State.

The omo onile kingpin, who was arrested by men of the special taskforce who had been on his trail for a very long time, was tricked out of his hiding in a well-orchestrated operation carried out in the Alausa area of the state.

Chairman of the Lagos State Special Taskforce on Land Grabbing, Jide Bakare, said his office had received tons of petitions written by innocent residents who have been deprived of their legitimate investment in landed property by the unscrupulous gang of Lamina who had been a torn in the flesh of his victims.

Mr Bakare, in a statement, said that the arrest of the land grabber was a clear indication of the commitment of the Ambode-led administration to ensure that the lives and property of residents across the state was secured and protected under the law.

He said the state government had made its zero-tolerance stance against land grabbing offences very clear, just as he assured that every legitimate investment made in the State would be protected by the Government.

The chairman further assured residents that information given by them against the nefarious activities of land grabbers will be treated with utmost confidence.

According to him, the state government would immediately begin the prosecution of the arrested kingpin, to serve as a deterrent to others that no one is above the law in Lagos State.

While warning those in the act to steer clear of Lagos, Bakare also said that the task force would intensify efforts to make the state unbearable for their nefarious activities.