Save the Poor and Needy Charity Initiative (SPANCI), has tasked Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and the Acting Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, to wade into cases of alleged forceful eviction of some residents of Ogbomoso by land grabbers.
SPANCI advised Makinde, Egbetokun and the Commissioner for Justice in the state to wade into the crisis to avoid a breakdown of law and order in Ogbomoso land.
The group made the call in a letter by its President, Yemi Bello, a copy of which was made available to DAILY POST on Monday.
Bello in the letter applauded Makinde and the Oyo State House of Assembly for passing and signing the state anti-land grabbing law but, however raised an alarm that some land grabbers and security officers at Owode area command have continued to evict residents of Ogbomoso from their lands through unverified claims.
Bello said it was wrong for security agents to connive with land grabbers to punish innocent people out of their properties.
Bello said, “Let me appreciate Governor Seyi Makinde, Oyo State House of Assembly for the real property protection and anti-land grabbing law and task force. Also, the Chairman and the entire task force on anti-land grabbing and real property protection, the Nigeria Police and other law enforcement agency and the taskforce for doing credible work and fighting against land grabbing and land grabbers in Oyo State.
”We bring to the notice of the general public the unbecoming and unprofessional character of some men of Owode Area Command in the gross act of rubbishing the Oyo State anti-land grabbing and real property protection task force and also taking jurisdiction of the matter before her.
“Our belief is that police lack jurisdiction on such matters and it is a wrong and unprofessional conduct on their side to punish the innocent in favor of the land grabbers.
“We want His Excellency, Engineer Oluseyi Makinde, Chairman, Oyo State anti-land grabbing and real property protection taskforce, the State Commissioner of Police, the Inspector General of Police, the state Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General to intervene on this matter in the interest of justice and fair hearing to avoid miscarriage of justice and breach of peace and breakdown of law and other which may result in self help in Ogbomoso land”.