Monday, July 26, 2021

– New details concerning the revocation of some of the landed property belonging to the former governor, Abiola Ajimobi, have emerged – Reports show that the land, and those belonging to some others, may have been acquired without following the laws of Oyo state –

It was learnt that one of such revoked land belonged to Bisi Akande, a former governor of Osun state Emerging details may have shown that the governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde’s recent action against his predecessor, Abiola Ajimobi, is not a case of a witch-hunt.

The details reported by Daily Sun and The Nation showed that the former governor allegedly cornered an old government house belonging to the state and used during the colonial era. The report said among the nine plots of land revoked by the state government, Ajimobi owned four. A fifth plot is said to be acquired by a company linked to him.

The allegation is that Ajimobi did this while acquiring a 23,627sqm land equated to 48 plots and located at the popular Agodi Government Reservation Areas (GRAs). It was further learnt that some officials of the immediate past government got landed property but that these were also revoked by Makinde.

The report added that one of the land that was revoked is located at the old Mammy Market, Agodi, GRA, Ibadan, very close to the governor’s lodge. According to the report, the land was registered in the name of Bisi Akande, a former governor of Osun state.

Documents, it was reported, proved that the land was acquired by Akande on January 18, 2019, and had a file number 47/47/3771 as well as a survey number IB.3368 .

The report added that Makinde’s action was said to have been taken because the acquired land by Ajimobi, Akande, and others violated some of the state’s laws.

Nigerian Alert earlier reported that Ajimobi had sued the government of Makinde over the revocation of the former governor’s landed property in Ibadan, the state capital. It was reported that Makinde was actually sued alongside the state attorney general, the commissioner for lands, housing and urban development and the ministry of lands, housing and urban development.

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