Land Grabbing: Obaseki Inaugurates Special Police To Tackle Menace

Land Grabbing: Obaseki Inaugurates Special Police To Tackle Menace
L-R: Edo State Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro; Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, inspecting a guard of honor by a Special Police Squad, in Benin City, on Saturday, August 27, 2022.

Speaking after inspecting a guard of honour by the Special Police Squad in Benin, Obaseki, said the unit will work with the state government and Edo State Police Command to check the activities of land grabbers.

“You may recall that we have lingering issues of land grabbing in Edo State. I informed you a few months ago that the state government is taking action to end the issue. I appreciate the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for deploying a detachment to strengthen the Special Force.

The governor continued, “These are well-trained men of the Nigerian Police Force drafted into the squad that will work closely with Edo State Police Command and Edo State Government over the next few months to check the incidence of illegal sales of land and the activities of land grabbers in Edo State.

“The committee we have set up already has a lot of cases before it. There are many cases under investigation and we have declared some of them wanted. With this Special Force, we will go to the communities to recover all government land including those belonging to government schools.

“For people who have bought land illegally, particularly government land, we will recover all the lands. We will get all the land grabbers out and prosecute them all to serve as examples to others.