By Olasunkanmi Akoni
LAGOS—Efforts by the Lagos State Government to curb the activities of land grabbers popularly known as Omo onile received a boost yesterday as the Special Task Force on Land Grabbing set by the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode arrested one Kamorudeen Lamina, alias Sir K Oluwo, a notorious Omo onile kingpin, who has been terrorising the people of the state, especially residents of Ikorodu.
The Omo Onile, who was arrested yesterdday by men of the Special Taskforce on Land Grabbing, who had been on his trail for a very long time, fell into the waiting hands of the Taskforce when he was tricked out of his hiding in a well-orchestrated operation carried out in the Alausa area of the state.
Chairman of the Lagos State Special Taskforce on Land Grabbing, Mr. Jide Bakare said his office had received tons of petitions from innocent residents who have been deprived of their legitimate investment in landed property by the unscrupulous gang led by Lamina.
Bakare, in a statement, said that the arrest of Sir K. Oluwo by his team was a clear indication of the commitment of the Ambode-led administration to ensure that the lives and property of residents across the State was secured and protected under the law.
He said the state government had made its zero tolerance stance against land grabbing offences very clear, just as he assured that every legimate investment made in the state would be protected by government.
The Chairman, further assured residents that information given by them against the nefarious activities of land grabbers will be treated with utmost confidence.
According to him, the State Government would immediately begin the prosecution of the arrested Omo Onile Kingpin, to serve as a deterrent to others that no one is above the law in Lagos State.