Lagos outlaws Omo-Onile, sets up five-man task force
Written by Morenike Adebayo on June 28, 2016
The Lagos State government has warned that it is set to visit the activities of land grabbers, also known as Omo-onile, in the state with full wrath of the law. The warning was delivered by the government through the state Attorney-General, Mr Adeniji Kazeem.
Inaugurating a five-man Special Task Force to curb the criminal activities of land grabbers, the government said it will henceforth enforce the state government rights over land in Lagos and also work with all security agencies to implement state government and private property rights in the state.
Kazeem explained that the state government’s decision to set up the task force is in realization that in recent years, the land grabbers have caused havoc and unrest in different parts of the state by dispossessing legitimate land owners of their properties, thereby stifling commercial activities in the state.
He said that the State Assembly is about to pass a law that will exclusively deal with the activities of the land grabbers and prescribe appropriate stiff penalty for offenders.