Residents of Fenwa Community, Apata in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo state have staged a peaceful protest against what they described as an unlawful takeover of their land by Adron Homes.
The protesters in their dozens recently carried different placards with different inscriptions at the entrance of the Governor’s office in Ibadan and called out Adron Homes for allegedly taken possession of their land.
Speaking on behalf of the protesters, Mogaji Olajumoke of Fenwa Village, Chief Sunday Olayori alleged that “sometime in March 2021, upon a routine inspection, “residents of the community discovered that Adron Homes started encroaching our land”.
According to him, the land in dispute is situated in Bako, Egan-arin, Fenwa Community in Oyo State. The Mogaji stated that their investigation revealed that over 250 hectares of the community’s land had been encroached upon by the owners of Adron Homes, with whom the community never entered into any form of transaction.
He alleged that original landowners have been attacked multiple times by heavily armed thugs and Police Officers, who beat and inflict injuries on the landowners. He noted that Adron Homes actions have denied the community access to their livelihood as most of the community residents are farmers.
“Given this situation, we have decided to plead with the Governor of Oyo State to Save our souls. Adron Homes has continued to trespass on our land,” the Mogaji said.
He added that “all we require is for an impartial committee to be set up to settle the disputes legally by reversion of our land back to us”.
We shall go to any length to obtain justice in this matter and we hope that the Government of Oyo State would come to our aid”.
The Mogaji, therefore, appealed to the Executive Governor of Oyo State to speedily come to their aid in order to prevent the unlawful takeover of their land.