Police move to flush out land grabbers in Lagos, Ogun

The Police on Tuesday warned land grabbers terrorising some residents of Lagos and Ogun states to desist from it or face the full weight of the law.

Mr Abdul-Majid Ali, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Zone 2, gave the warning at a meeting with senior police officers and some stakeholders in Lagos.

Ali, who said the practice was unacceptable, directed commissioners of police and anti-crime teams in Lagos and Ogun, to dislodge the hoodlums.

Ali said he had received more than 300 petitions against land grabbers since he assumed office on Aug. 1.

He directed that any land grabber caught in the act or planning to cause brouhaha in any part of the zone should be arrested.

“The suspects will be treated like armed robbers, kidnappers or murderers, as their criminal actions are tailored to these capital offences’’, he said in the statement.

Ali also promised to work with the governments of Lagos and Ogun States to fully enforce any law made to checkmate land grabbers and their criminal acts within the zone.

Ali urged members of the public to report any illegal act of the land grabbers to the police.

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