By Emma ARUBI
WARRI – LAND speculators in Osubi community in Okpe council area of Delta State have sold large portions of the land granted to the Delta State Government by the Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, for the expansion of the Osubi Airstrip.
Former Special Adviser to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan on Land Security, Chief Sherrif Oborovwori, disclosed this to Sweetcrude recently, warning those building on the land to desist in their own interest as the government is sure to pull down such buildings at the appropriate time.
He said the community is desirous of assisting the state government to see the project through and expressed regret that those buying the land and building on it are non–indigenes and they are sure to lose their money and homes as they would never be given any Certificate of Occupancy.
The Osubi community Chairman, Comrade Igho Omatagiren, told Sweetcrude that a large portion of the land has been fraudulently sold to unsuspecting buyers and the sales is still on-going. He further revealed that sand miners are also not giving the government land any breathing space either as they have embarked on aggressive mining of the land for their personal benefits.