The son of Oba Musiliu Olipede, the Olorile of Itori Oke Egba Land, Ogun State, 29-year old Jamiu Olipede, has been killed by thugs over a land dispute.
The incident occurred at the Federal Housing Estate in the Alagbado area of Lagos State. Explaining how it happened, Oba Olipede said his son called him on the phone and said some people came to the house and told him to leave the house as they had won a case in court against the FHA over the land.
Its been reported that after calling Jamiu out, the thugs who were supposedly out to enforce a court judgement which had given them a portion of land in the estate shot Jamiu and hacked him to death on the spot.
The thugs were led by men identified as Shola Oyeloye a.k.a Sholebo, Bature and Kosoko Saheed. “The men were violent and told my son to pack out or they would kill him. The Federal Housing Authorities sold the land to my son. So, there was no need to argue with the land grabbers. But they brought hoodlums to kill my son.” The Oba said.
A landlord in the estate revealed that the land grabbers had earlier threatened to evict him as well and other residents from their apartments. “That was on September 1, 2016. They were led by one pastor who claimed that they got a court judgment and that I and some other residents should leave our apartments. They disconnected the power supply to our apartments. I reported the harassment to the police at the Alagbado division. The Divisional Police Officer invited them to his office and asked them to produce court documents to back their claims; but they could not.”