Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Ogun Governor Signs Anti-Land Grabbing Bill Into Law

Governor Ibikunle Amosun Ogun Stateyesterday, signed a bill into law prescribing up to 25 years imprisonment and death sentence for anyone found guilty of land grabbing.

Amosun gave his assent a month after the state House of Assembly passed the bill criminalising land grabbing or forceful takeover of landed property in the state.

The bill titled, “H.B. No. 03/2016 – A bill for a law to prohibit forcible entry and occupation of landed properties, violent and fraudulent conducts in relation to landed properties, armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism and allied matters and for other matters incidental thereto or connected therewith.”

cc: Governor Ajimobi of Oyo State.