Vanguard (Lagos)

29 January 2013

Nigeria: Land Matters - Ibeju-Lekki Monarchs Back Akiolu On Ban

Lagos — Traditional rulers in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State, have supported the ban of all Obas in Lagos State in land matters by the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu.

Oba Akiolu, who is Chairman of Lagos State Council of Obas, last week, at a meeting of the council, warned all Obas to steer clear of all land matters or incur his wrath.

He promised to hand over any erring Oba caught in shoddy land deals to the police, adding that he would use his position to ensure that such Oba goes to jail.

Seven traditional rulers in Ibeju-Lekki, yesterday, at Oko-Olomi, Bogije area of Ibeju-Lekki, expressed their support and appreciation to the "bold step Oba Akiolu had taken to curb the incessant forceful acquisition of land in Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos State by certain traditional rulers, acting in connivance with top unscrupulous Lagos State Government officials."

In attendance were Baale of Ekutu, Adegunwa Adeboyejo, among others.

They alleged that their families had been exercising right of ownership on large expanse of land in the Ibeju-Lekki Area of Lagos until recently, when a stranger was imposed on them as Oba.

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