Oyo Govt. Begins Demolition of Property in Ojoo Area

Property on a hectare of land at Abatakan area of Ojoo is currently being cleared by Oyo state government.

Our correspondent who was at the scene of the demolition report that the clearing operation did not go down well with the families of Alhaji Qadri Olateju, who claimed ownership of the land.

In an interview, the daughters of late Alhaji Qadri, Mrs Ramat Olateju, Rahman Adam, Ibrahim Mariam who were emotional on the development said the property was a subject of litigation in the law court, saying the certificate of occupancy duly signed by Oyo state government is in their possession

Also speaking, the family spokesman, who is also a human right activist in Oyo, Mr Muftau Zakariyah said the similar landed property was demolished by Oyo state government at Akinyele saying prior notice was given the family before embarking on the demolition

Radio Nigeria also reports that the demolition had prompted shop owners on the land to remove their temporary shops.

Scavengers also use the opportunity to pick wastes on the site
though security personnel were on ground, and as at the time of filing this report, no officials of the state ministry of housing were noticed.

Rotimi Famakin

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