How Gun-wielding Herdsmen Took Over Family Land In Lagos, Erected Structures On It
A lawyer has lamented how gun-wielding gunmen invaded a land in Lagos and erected structures on it.
Herdsmen take over land in Lagos
A lawyer has lamented In a petition how some gunwielding gunmen took over a land in Lagos state and erected structures on it.
In a report by Punch, the lawyer in a petition dated May 10, 2021, begged the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to intervene.
According to him, the Ali Moibi-Balogun Family of Odo-Egiri Town in Eredo Local Council Development Area of Lagos lamented that armed herdsmen forcefully took over their land and erected structures on it. In this interview with VICTOR AYENI, the lawyer for the Ali Moibi-Balogun family, Adeyemi Adegbite, explains the ordeal of the family
How long has the family been living on the invaded land?
Their forefathers handed it to them. In our petition, we said they inherited it from time immemorial. So, it predates Nigeria’s independence. You know in Yoruba culture, when you own a land, it is your father’s land from ages. It was not a land they came about in 10 or 20 years; it has been their inherited land.
At what point did they begin to notice the invasion on their land?
It was on March 4, 2021. That was the first instance that they experienced the incursion on their land. And then, they came back sometime in April.