Opic Begins Demolition Of Illegal Structures In Agbara Estate

Gov. Ibikunle Amosun

The Ogun State
Property & Investment Corporation (OPIC), has embarked on a demolition
exercise of all illegal structures on acquired land in OPIC Estate, Agbara.
The Managing
Director, OPIC, Mr Babajide Odusolu gave the order of demolition during an
official tour to OPIC Estate, Agbara, where he inspected area 1,2 and 3
residential areas and the Agbara
Ijanikin Lagoon
link.

He lamented the
illegal activities of private developers, block making industries and trailer
park within the estate which had become a serious revenue leakage and economic
sabotage to the State.
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 ‘’Purchasing Government
lands from land grabbers and speculators is economic sabotage. One of the cases
investigated revealed that a victim who ought to have paid N400 million to the
Government coffers choose to patronize the fraudsters, paying just 10 percent
of what was payable to the Government’’, He said.
He said that despite
the efforts made via the mass media to warn and educate the public and the
‘’land
grabbers
’’ to desist from encroaching on Government lands, they
remained adamant, stressing that victims of illegally acquired land and
structures who might be found to have acquired the land unknowingly would be
accommodated elsewhere while those found to have intentionally opted to defraud
the Government would eventually be apprehended and handed over to the law
enforcement agents.
 
In a related
development, occupants who were on virgin lands for one form of economic
activity or the other have been advised to approach OPIC for registration to
avoid confiscation of their properties, equipment and even prosecution.
OPIC has warned that those who refused to register
their economic activities while on the lands would equally be treated as
economic saboteurs.

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