Over 100 members of the Orubo community in Ikenne council of Ogun state have staged a peaceful protest over alleged invasion of their farmland by the state government.
The land in dispute is a large expanse of farmland lying and being at Iperu, along Iperu-Ilishan Road,
As early as 7:00 a.m last Wednesday, members of the community among whom were elderly men and women besieged governor’s residence in Iperu, and from there marched to the disputed land carrying placards with various inscriptions.
Some of the inscriptions read ‘Governor Abiodun please come to our rescue’, ‘Our Land Is All We Have Left’, ‘Our Support For Government Should Not Be a Curse to Us’, ‘Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development Respect Court Judgement’ among others.
Among the protesters are the head of Orubo family, Iperu Remo, Alhaji Waidi Alaka, Assistant head of the family, Mr. Neye Moibi, family secretary, Mr. Shobamowo Taiwo and Olumuyiwa Olayinka among others.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Alhaji Waidi Alaka alleged that there is an ongoing illegal clearance with caterpillar and stampeding planting of survey pillars on their family land for a proposed Cargo Airport by the Surveyor General of Ogun State.