The Oosi of Egbaland, high chief Bode Mustapha, has reiterated that he backs moves by the Ogun state house of assembly to review the state land grabbing act to reduce the growing rate of land grabbing cases in different areas of the gateway state.
The speaker of the state house of assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, during a Rockcity FM programme, “Daybreak Show” last week, also stated that the house of assembly was reviewing the Ogun Land Grabbing Act to cope with and curtail the surge of land grabbing incidents in all areas of the state.
High chief Mustapha, speaking on the programme on Monday, wants the penalty for land grabbing acts in the law to be increased. He also called for its vigorous and relentless enforcement.
Mustapha, a former member of the House of Representatives said those masterminding the act should be fished out, humiliated, and penalized.
He also wants the state government to convene a meeting of traditional rulers and read a riot act to those behind land grabbing, which according to him, is scaring potential investors away from the state.
The high chief says land matters are partly responsible for the recent killing of two traditional rulers in the state. He urges the intelligence community to be involved in the appointment of traditional rulers.
According to him, this will help to protect the integrity of the traditional institution in the state.