No fewer than 40 hoodlums invaded a private school, Shalom Group of Schools in Baruwa, Ipaja area of Lagos State and displaced students and teachers.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the students and management of the school could not gain access to the premises as the main entrance gate had been blocked by the land grabbers, popularly referred to as ”Omo-Onile”.
The proprietress of the school, Mrs Adedayo Odeka, told NAN on Monday that the hoodlums were allegedly led by an “Omo Onile” popularly known as Kaka.
“He claimed that they had won a court judgement to take possession of our land.
“I told him to show me the judgement, as I was not aware of any court case let alone judgment but he refused.
Odeka said that the land was allocated to them by the Federal Government in 1992 and a school was built on it.
“Coming out overnight and claiming the land is uncalled for.“This is a land we have been occupying for 30 years, students have been graduating year in year out.
“The land is a Federal Government allocation, we don’t have any dealings with ‘Omo Onile’ we have all our documents,” she said.
The proprietress said that the hoodlums came on Saturday and damaged fence and railings to gain access into the compound forcing boarding students to vacate.
She claimed that the case was reported at Ipaja police station but that the police were incapacitated.
“When the case was reported, the policereluctantly followed us to the site after much pressure but could not act as the hoodlums continued with the erection of the structure,” she said.
She urged the government to arrest the perpetrators of this act and persecute them. (Vanguard)