Lagos-based real estate developer, Alhaji Abubakar Maiyaki, has debunked allegation of land grabbing leveled against him.
The denial followed a media report that some hoodlums were arrested after invading Odogbawojo community with firearms to perform their land grabbing “duties.”
It was further reported that nine hoodlums, terrorising Eti-Osa, Oreki Village, Ibeju Lekki and Epe Area and allegedly working for renowned land grabbers including Abubakar Mayaki (AKA Ajagungbale) and Taiwo Enitiodunmo (AKA T9) were arrested.
But Maiyaki denied any link with the hoodlums and said linking him with them was nothing but “pure envy, mudslinging, vilification and false imputation against me Alhaji Abubakar Mayaki.
Speaking with newsmen, he said, “Without taking much of your time, I Alhaji Abubakar Mayaki will not go by the way of vendetta but I will let the good people of Epe and its environs and other people that might have read the purported story that it was not true.”
Clearing the air on the allegations, he recalled that he got a hint that some groups of people were on the company land that he legitimately purchased from Olora of Ora Royal Family with a clear and clean title by the whole family for development purposes.
He said, “On their way to my land, some police officers from Naforija met Eight (8) members of my staff on their way back to the site and they were all arrested and later tagged them as land grabbers working for me and Enitiodunmo. I am not pointing accusing fingers unto Naforija police station for quickly transferring the matter to state command to carry out their independent investigation on the allegation leveled against me.
“I want the general public and good people of Epe to be aware that I am not in any way in contravention to the Lagos State Properties Law and I was not hired to invade the Odogbawojo community with firearms or whatsoever deprived anybody to gain access to their farmland. My presence at Odogbawojo was nothing but to develop the acres of land that I bought from Ora Royal Family.”
When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Mr. Benjamin Hundeyin said he has no information on the matter.