Why We Passed Land Grabbing, Anti-kidnapping Laws – Ogun Assembly
The Ogun State House of Assembly says the need to free the citizens and residents of the State from the shackles of criminals masquerading as land grabbers (Ajagungbales) and kidnappers who disposes people of their belonging or hold people into ransom made the Assembly pass the land grabbing and anti-kidnapping bill into law.
The Deputy Speaker, Honourable Olakunle Oluomo stated this while featuring on a radio programme tagged ‘The Citizens Right’, today with a charge that anyone affected by land grabbing activities should immediately report to the law enforcement agents.
According to him, the law was a product of the experience of people in the hands of the land grabbers, including the stakeholder’s forum held on the bill, noting that the law would also checkmate cult activities in the State as the new law had spelt out relevant punishment for anyone found to have been engaged in cultism in the State.
“The law was put in place by the Assembly to curb the excesses of criminals parading themselves as land grabbers to dispose people of their landed properties or in any way affected by kidnapping activities in any part of the State”, he stated.
He pointed out that the Law would take its course as the Directorate of Public Prosecution would prosecute anyone found guilty under the new law, saying the era where unscrupulous people would engage the service of criminals in the name of land grabbing, cultism or engage in kidnapping was gone for good.
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