The family of Ali Moibi-Balogun of Odo-Egiri town in the Eredo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State has requested that the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the Inspector General of Police, begging for their intervention to restore their land from some herdsmen who invaded it.

The letter petition titled, ‘Invasion: Iganke Farmland, Odo-Egiri, Epe, Lagos,’ was written May 10, 2021, and signed by Mr Adeyemi Adegbite the family lawyer.

The family said they are appealing to the governor after the police in Noforija, Epe, seared them as suspects after they complained that their farmland had been raided by the herdsmen who also threatened to wreak more destruction on the neighbourhood.

The petition reads partly and I quote, “We hereby most humbly urge your Excellency to deploy your very good officers to intervene in this matter, cause a discreet investigation is to be conducted, and ensure that our society is not turned into a lawless one where power can be hijacked by a few powerful and privileged individuals or group of individuals to the detriment of the common and law-abiding citizens.”

The family added that they were the owners of large acres of land housing Iganke farmland, “by inheritance from their forefathers since time immemorial according to the Yoruba rules and tradition.”

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