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*By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan.
Residents of Fenwa community has protested over encroachment of their land.
SWIndependentnews.com.ng reports that some residents from Fenwa Community, in Apata, Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State, recently staged a protest over the alleged wrongful takeover of their land by popular Estate developer, Adron Homes.
****The Protesters ****
The land in dispute is situated in Bako, Egan-arin, Fenwa Community in Oyo State.
Speaking on behalf of the protesters who were carrying placards with various inscriptions, in front of Oyo State Governor’s Office, the Mogaji Olajumoke of Fenwa Village, Chief Sunday Olayori alleged that “sometime in March 2021, upon a routine inspection, “residents of the community discovered that Adron Homes started encroaching our land”.
He alleged that land owners have been accosted many times by heavily armed thugs and Police Officers, who dared to shoot and beat them at sight of anyone.
The Mogaji reeled further that upon further investigation, it has been discovered that over 250 hectares of the community’s land had been encroached upon by the owners of Adron Homes, whom the community never entered into any form of transaction with.
“Given this situation, we have decided to plead with the Governor of Oyo State to Save our souls. Adron Homes has continued to trespass on our land,” the Mogaji noted further.
He said therefore that as result of this, the firm have denied the community access to their livelihood as most of the community residents are farmers.
The Mogaji therefore appealed on behalf of the community to the office of the Executive Governor of Oyo State to speedily come to their aid as matters are gradually being escalated.
He added, “all we require is for an impartial committee to be set up to settle the disputes legally by reversion of our land back to us”.
We shall go to any length to obtain justice in this matter and we hope that the Government of Oyo State would come to our aid”. Mogaji said

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