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Ilamoshe: Land owners, landlords agree to abide by Surveyor-General’s report

By Kingsley Adegboye

FOLLOWING revelations in the investigative report on relative positions of lands at the troubled Ilamoshe community in Oke-Afa-Ejigbo area of Lagos carried out by Lagos state office of Surveyor-General, land owners and landlords of the affected area have agreed to abide by the report signed by the state Chief Surveyor, Adebukonla Adeyemi on behalf of Surveyor-General.

Gov. Ambode
Gov. Ambode

A certified true copy of the report made available to Vanguard Homes & Property last week said: “I am directed to inform you that we have completed the composite plan of the survey plans you submitted in relation to the survey plan NO. CD 728/77 dated November 11, 1977. The composite plan is as shown in plan NO. MSC 3107.

Composite plan

“The property said to belong to Mr. Andrew Itimi, surveyed by Surv. Jonas Okeke, with plan NO. 100/LS/651/99 dated October 21, 1999, represented as A in the composite plan does not fall the judgement area and does not fall within the area claimed by Mr. A. H. Ojo.

“The land said to belong to Mr. Hammed Ishola Makanju with plan NO. CK/LS/1423A&B dated 1/11/88, labelled B in the composite plan does not fall within the judgement area and does not fall within the area claimed by Mr. A. H. Ojo.

“The land said to belong to Mr. Adewale Bamidele Oyenuga with plan NO. KOL/41/95 dated 24/10/95, labelled C in the composite plan does not fall within the judgement area and does not fall within the area claimed by Mr. A. H. Ojo.

“The land said to belong to chief Adekunle Oyedipe with plan NO. CK/LS/1295 dated 15/10/87, labelled D in the composite plan does not fall within the judgement area and does not fall within area claimed by Mr. A. H. Ojo.

“The land said to belong to Dr. Idowu Oladunjoye Malomo with plan NO. LU/LA/1063/92 dated 20/05/92, labelled E in the composite plan does not fall within the judgement area and does not fall within the area claimed by Mr. A. H. Ojo.

“The land said to belong to Mrs. Caroline Funmi Sanni with plan NO. LAA/195/351/2012/LA dated 11/12/2012, labelled F in the composite plan does not fall within the judgement area and does not fall within the area claimed by Mr. A. H. Ojo.

“The land said to belong to Captain Joseph Awodeha with plan NO. ADAKS/037/LA/92 dated 19/08/87, labelled G in the composite plan does not fall within the judgement area and does not fall within the area claimed by Mr. A. H. Ojo.

“The land said to belong to Adewale Bolarinwa Adedeji with plan NO. ADAKS/010/LA/94 dated 30/09/94, labelled H in the composite plan does not fall within the judgement area and does not fall within the area claimed by Mr. A. H. Ojo.

“The land said to belong to Engr. Raymond Sunny Uzoh with plan NO. ADAKS/018/LA/93 dated 15/03/93, labelled I in the composite plan does not fall within the judgement area and does not fall within the area claimed by Mr. A. H. Ojo”, the report stated, insisting that the information provided above is without prejudice to the actual locations of the respective lands.

Reacting to the survey report, Alhaji Hakeem Osuolale, one of the principal actors in the land tussle, said with the report which has explained everyone’s position on the disputed lands, no more trouble is envisaged in the area, pointing out that everyone involved in the matter will abide by the report of the Surveyor-General of the state.

Mr. Osuolale who added that all they are waiting for now, is ratification exercise on the lands, disclosed that why the matter lingered for a long time is that the lands in question are not located in a particular place, and several individuals are involved, explaining that it is not easy to deal with people in situations like theirs.

“The problem before now was that everybody was coming to take coordinates of the lands that are not located in a particular place and giving different reports. There was also the issue of individuals involved in the case, and you know that it is not easy to deal with people. They were saying different things at different times because of influence of their friends. But now such disagreements are no more, as the survey report has explained the true situation of the matter,” Osuolale noted.

Judgment creditor

It will be recalled that before now, a truce was brokered by the Ejigbo Police Division between the judgment creditor and managing director of Nigercat Nigeria Company limited, Alhaji Hakeem Osuolale, and landlords of the affected area to enable property owners verify their lands and title documents with the office of the Surveyor-General at the state Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.

It was further resolved at the meeting convened by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ejigbo Division, Superintendent of Police, Segun Titiladun Ayo in his office, that a committee comprising leaders of the six Community Development Associations (CDAs) in Ilamoshe and counsel to the judgment creditor, Patrick Arasanmi, should be set up to work out modalities of arriving at a ratification/settlement arrangement.


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