CHRSJ reports FCIID, Alagbon to IGP, PSC, NHRC, police reform panel over landgrab case in Ogun

*Says policemen colluding with foreigners to kill 89 year-old retire teacher

A civil right group, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has dragged some personnel attached to the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (F.C.I.I.D), Alagbon, Ikoyi Lagos to relevant authorities for colluding with some landgrabbers to dispossess a 89-year old retired teacher of his land.

In a statement signed by the Executive Chairman of CHRSJ, Adeniyi A. Sulaiman accused men of the FCIID of disregarding series of judicial pronouncements on the dispute by siding with suspects believed to be foreigners to dispossess Mr. Tajudeen Adeleke Ajikobi of his land.Findings conducted by CHRSJ revealed that Ajikobi’s traducers are from Akaja in neighbouring country of Benin Republic.

Ajikobi who retired as a teaching staff of Community Primary School. Ilero in Ipokia Local Government of Ogun State in 1992 is said to have been locked in dispute with people over the ownership of the disputed land.

According to the CHRSJ, those in battle of ownership with Ajikobi include, Denapo Odebija, Boya Odebija, Adebayo Odebija, Debeyon Odebija, Suuru Sokere, Huntepo Wentoji, Daasi Odebija, Daasi Afunye, Ashade Viadinu.

Others are Owolabi Hovode, Denagon Viadinu, Dodonu Viadinu, Hodewu Sango, Whase Yezio, Pedepo Viadinu, Agemo Odewu, Agbomenu Viadinu, Buraimo Viadinu, Tito Viadinu (Olori Odo) and their thugs amogst others.

On the other hand, Ajkobi’s claim to the land is hereditary and a joint one alongside others namely, Saliu Odebiyi and Gani Aleke being descendants of one Oladepo Ogundoje who is said to have bought the land situated in Odan-Igbomasa in Agosasa Area of Yewa South Local Government of Ogun State in 1802.

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To affirm his ownership, Ajikobi had in the past secured three separate judgements in his favour but rather than help him affirm his ownership, men of the FCIID have disregarded the judgments and have gone ahead to harass him in the bid of the other parties to take over the property.

The three separate judgments were obtained, first in 1995 vide suit number ESGI/265Cl/95 at the Grade 1 Customary Court of Ogun State sitting in Ilaro, the headquarters of Egbado South.

The second judgment was obtained at the state High Court in Ilaro in suit number, HCL/7A/96 delivered by Justice Bode Popoola on Wednesday, 26th of February, 1997.

The third judicial pronouncement was a ruling obtained at the same court in suit number, HCL/7A/96 delivered by Justice Bode Popoola, on Thurday 5th of May, 1998.

Sulaiman in the statement claimed that “Though they (Ajikobi’s opponents) have failed to appeal the various judicial outcomes, they have however resulted to self-help which are extra-judicial in their bid to take over the land illegally.”

The human rights activist claimed that the other parties have continued to engage in acts of thugery in connivance with some chiefs in the area such as Baale Akala of Idabata village, Chief Hundenu Hun-eke, Chief Sunday Gbokiki Odofin, Chief Akala Balogun.

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Other listed as perversing the course of justice include, Chief Ndeto Medetanya, Asogba Ashade, Hungbeme Jimoh, Alabi Babatobi and others.
Sulaiman added that many of the people listed above had in the past been declared wanted by the Agosasa Police Station, Oko Isu in Ipokia Local Government on allegation of posing a threat to the live of Ajikobi.
“They ran away when the police launched a man-hunt for them through the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) of the area (phone number +2348034676563) who discovered that their claim to the land was through some forged documents.” Sulaiman said.
According to Sulaiman, “These characters sought the help of some personnel in Alagbon to help them when they could not get support of those in Agosasa who insisted that the judgments must be obeyed.
“When they got to Alagbon they connived with one personnel named Rita and her superior, one Inspector Geofrey (with phone number +2348066650675) to continue to harass the old man with a view to make him give up the ownership of the land.”

The group added that Ajikobi was illegally arrested and detained by Geofrey and his team in FCIID on Wednesday 4th of November, 2020 on the prompting of his opponents.

Sulaiman added that “but for the swift intervention of one Assisant Commissioner of Police, R.O Lawal (with phone number +2348034547785) and Ajikobi’s lawyer, Mr. Tunde Ogunsola (with number +2348022848820), possibly Ajikobi would still have been in detention until they force him to illegally sign some documents that would make him give up the land.”

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He added that when the efforts to dispossess him of the land failed, Geofrey and his team resorted to extortion by asking him to part with the sum of N1 million (one million Naira) for him to secure his release.

The group is however calling on relevant authotities to wade in by investigsting the errant personnel whom it accused of gross misconduct prejudicial to police service discipline.

Specifically, CHRSJ urged the Police Service Commission, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to dismiss and prosecute the affected officers perverting justice, saying refusal to do so would attract mass action which will be akin to the #Endsars advocay.

“We are calling on both the police service commission and the human rights to dismiss and prosecute these personnel for acts prejudicial to service discipline, otherwise, we will not hesitate to picket Alagbon.”

For confirmation of the story, please contact the following;
Pa Tajudeen Adeleke Ajikobi (+2348106171779)
Pictures 1-7 pictures of thugs who attacked Ajikobi

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