Anxiety, confusion and shock have taken over many residents, business and property owners at Agidingbi in Ikeja, Lagos when the Akinole-Oshiun family took over possession of 398 acres of land following a Supreme Court judgement which ruled in their favour.
The development was the outcome of a 42-year old legal tussle between the family and the Lagos State Government over the ownership of the land. The land area covers parts of the popular Acme road and Lateef Jakande with over 2000 buildings comprising an Estate, Banks, Churches, Mosques, already erected. Many residents were shocked when members of the Akinole-Oshiun family stormed the area with security agents to take possession of the land by pasting Caveat Emptor notice on all the buildings and “ID/923M/99 Possession taken today 26.4.19 by Court Order”.
“Some of us woke up to see the Notice pasted at our gates. Also many staff of businesses and companies around were also stunned seeing the notice in the early hours of Thursday which was not there a day before,” said a resident of the area. Read more