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Nigeria: Osun Govt Bans Conventional Ruler From Land Transactions

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The monarch was handed the ban on Wednesday following complaints of his perpetration of land grabbing and intimidation by residents.

The Osun State Authorities has banned the standard ruler of IleOgbo, Oba Abeeb Agbaje, from land transactions in his city following his alleged involvement in land grabbing and intimidation.

The king was handed the ban on Wednesday when he appeared earlier than the state Lawyer-Basic and Commissioner for Justice, Jimi Bada, and the Commissioner for Native Authorities and Chieftaincy Affairs, Dosu Babatunde, following complaints by the individuals of IleOgbo.

In line with a press release issued by Mr Babatunde, the state authorities had acquired quite a few experiences of Mr Agbaje’s alleged land grabbing and intimidation of landowners in his neighborhood and neighbouring villages.

Within the assertion, the commissioner mentioned the motion grew to become obligatory with a purpose to cease the alleged motion of the king towards his individuals and land homeowners.

Mr Babatunde mentioned the individuals of IleOgbo city, in addition to Eleni and Moomu Abimbola villages, accused Mr Agbaje of illegal conduct, which incorporates the forceful acquisition of land, threats and intimidation utilizing emissaries together with cops.

Mr Agbaje was additionally instructed to warn considered one of his emissaries and a prince, Gbadewolu Kasali, and different chiefs from participating within the city’s land affairs and intimidation.

“Apart from quite a few newspaper publications, we’ve got acquired petitions towards the Palace and workplace of the Olu of IleOgbo, HRM Oba Abeeb Adetoyese Agbaje Arowo Okunjoye II of forceful land acquisition and gross sales.”