Edo Taskforce apprehends, hands land grabber to security agency
The Private Property Protection Taskforce set up by the Governor Obaseki-led administration has apprehended and handed over Mr Osarobo Idahosa to security agency for violating the law prohibiting forceful entry and illegal occupation of landed property in the state.
The Vice Chairman of the Private Property Protection Taskforce, Chief Osaro Idah, disclosed this while briefing journalists on the activities of the panel of inquiry set up by the taskforce at Government House, in Benin City on Monday.
Idah said the panel investigated who the true owner of a disputed parcel of land located at Evbhoriaria, is, between Christopher Akeh and Mr. Osarobo Idahosa.
He said Mr Idahosa failed to provide the necessary documents to back his claim of ownership of the parcel of land during the investigation carried out by the panel.
He said that Idahosa also inflicted physical injuries on Mr. Akeh, who was discovered to have legally acquired the land from the Edo State Government.
“The committee faulted Mr. Idahosa for contravening the property law and has handed him over to security agencies for disciplinary actions to serve as a deterrent to others,’’ he said.