The Lagos State Government on Monday expressed its resolve to fully enforce the Properties Protection Law recently signed by the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, just as it threatened that it would not hesitate to use the instrumentality of the law to decisively deal with anyone who forcefully dispossess people of their legitimate rights to land.
The government said it would also not allow anyone forcefully collecting money for foundation, roofing and fencing, among others.
The State Government, in a statement issued by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, said it would enforce the law against anyone found wanting no matter how highly placed in the society.
The government said it was not oblivious of the fact that some of the land grabbers were being sponsored by highly placed members of the society including traditional rulers, pledging that any of such people “who encourage or connive with Omo-Oniles or Ajagungbales to perpetrate their illegal activities would be made to face the full wrath of the law.”
August 22, Vanguard
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