octogenarian, Yekini Owolegbon, and his wife, Ayoni, over a kola nut
farm in Ori-Okuta, Isiwu, in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
Hospital due to the severity of the attack, while the case was reported
to policemen at the Sagamu Road division.
purchased portion of the farmland on Monday, August 29, 2016, when he
met a group of surveyors working in the area.
farm in that place, where I plant kola nuts. The man approached me in
2015 and I sold part of the land to him.
going to inspect the place. A few hours later, he returned and said he
met some surveyors on the land and they said he had no right to the
with my wife. I discovered they had harvested my kola nuts and destroyed
my plants. When the people saw me, they asked me to leave the place
because they did not see me as the owner of the land. One of them made a
call and some hoodlums, armed with guns and cutlasses, arrived at the
place on motorcycles.
wife suffered more; they beat her mercilessly. They said the law Ambode
(Lagos State Governor) made against land grabbers did not apply to them
and that before the government intervened in my case, they would have
killed me and taken my corpse away.
the bush. I don’t know where the man is. My wife and I were later taken
to the Ikorodu General Hospital for treatment.”
police raided the community and arrested Yinusa and other suspects,
adding that they had been transferred to the Federal Criminal
Investigation Department annex, Alagbon.
octogenarian and his wife had been involved in a lot of atrocities in
the past. As I speak with you, officers of the FCID from Abuja have been
deployed in Lagos and Yinusa has been arrested along with other
suspects. One of them, Sakiru, however, escaped into the bush. Yinusa
has been detained in Alagbon and he has named other members of his gang.
The suspects would be moved to Abuja soon.”