By Femi OLAOYE, Investigator Correspondent South-West
IBADAN-THE families of Ikoriko Ajangboju Koniwo Agbogbo Akindipe of Onigbongbo, Adie Owe of Igbesa land and the Fatusi Ogedengbe family of Imojuba town in Ado-Odo LGA, Ogun State, said that the disputed vast expanse of land that had been subject legal tussle had be settled with the Appeal Court judgement of February 28, 2022 adding that the said land was now free from litigation.
Alhaji Anibire who spoke on behalf of the Ikoriko Ajangboju Koniwo Agbogbo Akindipe family said the clarification became neccessary due to speculations trailing the legal status of the land thrown up by suspected land grabbers and some unscrupulous elements with the aim to mislead innocent citizens who have genuine intention in dealing with the land. The names of the communities are Ajegunle, Onse, Olose, Kajola , Iboro, Ajibawo, Oke-Ore, Maku, Olorunda and Olorunleke.
He stated that the land dispute settlement which was signed as a court judgment was between Chief Abiodun Obarinu and several others representing the respondent and Jelili Akinbode and three others representing the appellant.
The Appellant Courtsitting in Ibadan had in Appeal No: CA/IB/447/2024, entered judgment as per the Terms of settlement mutually executed by the parties.
Alhaji Anibire therefore said, owing to the judgment and agreement, 1200 acres out of the disputed 10,000 acres of land was duly accepted by them, urging the general public to disregard any report or agitation by anyone on the land, stressing, “We are not land grabbers or do we engage in any shady land business. Copies of the judgment are with the police and other relevant authorities for perusal. Our family has also gotten the necessary and relevant decisions of the Court to help us carryout our possession of the land. Therefore anyone who has any interest in dealing with the said land should contact Alhaji Nojeem Balogun.”