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Ogun Probes Land Allocations Since 2011

Ogun state judicial commission of inquiry on land allocations in the state between 2011 till date has started sitting in Abeokuta, the state capital.

The judicial commission was set up by Governor Dapo Abiodun to investigate all land allocations and documentation as well as various illegal land deals in the state within the period.

Chairman of the judicial panel, Retired Justice Solomon Olugbemi at the opening session, said 56 petitions had so far been received from members of the public on disputed land allocations.

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The judicial panel is sitting in the conference room of the state justice ministry at the governor’s office in Oke Mosan.

Seven of the 56 petitions were treated on Thursday including the one received from the community development association of the Obasanjo Hill Top at Ibara GRA, Justice Rotimi Balogun, Salimon Shobanke, Engineer Oladotun Majekodunmi, Chief Adepegba Otemolu, and Chief Olubunmi Otemolu.

All the seven petitions were based on land matters between them and the state bureau of land and survey.

Retired Justice Olugbemi said the panel would sit on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursday for the next three months.

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