Land grabbers to face 21 years imprisonment

Land grabbers to face 21 years imprisonment

Lagos State House of Assembly’s proposed law to make land grabbers liable to 21 years imprisonment is awaiting Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode’s signature.

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The State House of Assembly on Tuesday in a bill passed proposed the prohibition of forceful entry and illegal occupation of landed properties in the state.

Reports had it that the bill had gone through the Third Reading and finally passed by a voice vote of all members present at plenary session. Subsequently, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa told the acting Clerk of the House, Mr. Azeez Sanni, to forward a clean copy of the bill to the state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, for his assent.

According to the provisions of the bill, land grabbers can now face a maximum and minimum of 21 and five year imprisonment respectively if convicted. There are also various fine impositions for individuals or groups convicted of the offence.

The bill provides for prohibition of forceful land take over, entry by force, illegal occupation of property, use of land agents, illegal use of Law enforcement agents, encroaching with a weapon, sales of property without authority and professional misconduct among others with their attendant punishments as regards the particular offence.

The law was read a third time on plenary through a motion moved by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade.
The passage of this bill into law in Lagos State is a huge step towards a lasting solution to the activities of the land grabbers, popularly known as Omo Oniles or Ajagungbales which have become an age long menace in the state.

The law prohibits the incessant forceful entry and illegal occupation of landed properties, violent and fraudulent conducts in relation to landed properties in Lagos State and for connected purposes.

The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, urged Governor Ambode to sign the bill into law for enforcement.


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