Lagos State Government Accused Of Land Grabbing


The Abijo community in the Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos State has cried out over an alleged forceful occupation of their land, Fidiso Estate, by the Lagos State Government.

Members of the community said they gave up their farms to provide land for the estate, adding that they were surprised that the government, through Ibile Holdings Limited, Alpha Mead Development Company Limited and their subsidiaries, suddenly moved into the community and claimed the land.

It was gathered that the community leaders took the case to court to stop the alleged illegal occupation. The Secretary of Abijo community, Hakeem Oseni-Ojupon, disclosed that the Lagos State Government, without any notice of acquisition, had earlier took 500 hectares of Abijo land for the construction of Abijo GRA in 2004.

The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan promised to investigate the matter.

Source: punch