Ogun State Police Command has arrested the village head of Ferowa Village in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, Muyideen Folorunso, over his alleged involvement in dubious land deal worth N15.5 million.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement said the suspect’s arrest followed a petition written by the management of a property company.
Oyeyemi, said that the company, which had approached the Baale for the purchase of about 23 acres of land in his domain, negotiated for an amount of money which it later paid, after showing the land to them.
”Months after the payment had been made, the suspect started selling the same portion of land to another set of people and before the company knew what was going on, the suspect had sold 17 acres out of the 23 acres of the land.
“The Baale was subsequently arrested and on interrogation, he admitted collecting the said amount of money from the petitioner for the acres of land.
“He stated further that it was when he needed some money for his coronation that he was tempted to sell parts of the already sold land
Oyeyemi, stated that on the strength of the petition, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, directed the Officer in Charge of Public Complaints Bureau to look into the case and bring the suspect to book.
The PPRO said Iliyasu, had ordered a thorough investigation into the case, and the suspect will soon be arraigned in court in accordance with the Anti Land Grabbing laws of Ogun State.