The Lagos State government has again prospective land owners in the state to be wary of land speculators who engage in indiscriminate sale of government-acquired land.
Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Lands Bureau, Mr. Gbenga Ashafa, gave the warning in a statement signed by Mr. Moshood Adebisi, the Head of Public Relations Unit of the Bureau. He said that the state government had noticed the criminal activities of the dubious people in Ikeja Central Business District and Omole-under bridge; Omole Phase II; Otedola Housing Estate; Magodo ‘B‘ along the canal route; and Olowo Ira valley, adjacent to the canal.
The statement warned members of the public to be wary of unscrupulous land speculators, who went about with fake land titles, falsely claiming that government acquired land belonged to them and their families.
“It has been discovered that the dubious land speculators with the active support of some traditional rulers are perpetrating the unwholesome acts by selling land to the unsuspecting members of the public. The public should be wary of these unscrupulous land speculators who go about with fake land titles, claiming that acquired government land belongs to them or their family, thereby defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.
“Any person intending to acquire, or have interest in land in the areas referred to or indeed in any land in Lagos State should ascertain the status of such land from the State Surveyor General’s Office, the Land Registry, or the Land Use and Allocation Committee (LUAC), Alausa, Secretariat, Ikeja, before any transaction would take place,” the statement added.