Indigenes of Imala community in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State have raised the alarm over the influx of land grabbers in the community, appealing to the state government to come to their aid before the situation gets out of hand.
The traditional ruler of the ancient town, Oba Moses Olabode, made the disclosure at a press conference in his palace.
He alleged that the people in some neighbouring communities were attempting to claim Obada community which is a suburb of Imala.
He urged the governor to ensure that Obada in Abeokuta North Local Government Area and Ogun Central Senatorial District is not ceded to Afon Local Council Development Area which is in Ogun West Senatorial District.
He noted that Obada had never been a ward, as being claimed by Imeko-Afon people, buttressing his argument with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC’s) directory on polling booths which did not contain Obada as a polling ward.
“The present-day adventurous tendencies of land grabbers, who may likely want to extend their areas should be checked.
“Merging people of distinct differences in origin, history, culture and dialect may be disastrous,” he noted.
The royal father, therefore, called on the state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, not to allow the recolonisation of the people
The traditional ruler, however, called on his subjects to remain calm and peaceful in the face of provocations