The Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner For Justice, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN) has instituted a probe into the alleged takeover of a land in the Ejigbo area of the State belonging to a couple, Mr and Mrs. Adeoye by land grabbers.
The couple had in a video posted on social media urged the state government to intervened in an alleged case of encroachment on their property by land grabbers.
The Director of Public Affairs in the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Kayode Oyekanmi in a press statement, issued on Saturday, said that the couple’s desperate call for help had got the attention of the AG.
Oyekanmi said the AG, who is the Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force on Land Grabbers, had directed an investigation into the case and invited the couple.
The statement reads, “The attention of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice has been drawn to a video that has gone viral in the social media space of a couple, Mr & Mrs Adeoye from Ejigbo area of the State.
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“In the video, a passionate appeal was made by the couple, requesting urgent intervention by authorities in an alleged case of encroachment on their property by land grabbers.
“In response to this appeal, the State Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, who is also the Chairman, of the State Special Task Force on Land Grabbers, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) has ordered the immediate and full investigation into the matter.
“He has also contacted and invited the couple involved to a meeting at the Ministry for further clarifications.
“The attention of the Commissioner of Police has also been drawn to the alleged criminal activities of the individuals named in the video for appropriate actions.
“The Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice wishes to assure residents that Justice will be served in this matter, while the Lagos State Government remains committed to the protection of all investments made in the State,” its stated.