Tragedy struck in the Federal Housing Estate in the Alagbado area of Lagos State last week as some land grabbers and their thugs invaded the estate killing Jamiu Olipede, the son of Oba Musiliu Olipede, the Olorile of Itori Oke Egba land, Ogun State.
Late Jamiu. Photo: Punch
It was learnt that Jamiu’s death was the culmination of a land crisis in the estate, as the land grabbers had claimed that part of the land on which the Federal Government built the estate belonged to them.
Punch correspondent gathered that 29-year-old Jamiu, who stayed on Lewis Avenue, Federal Housing Estate, was shot and hacked to death on Wednesday during another attempt by the land grabbers to enforce a court judgement which purportedly gave them the portion of land.
It was gathered that on Wednesday, at about 11pm, some of the land grabbers, led by men identified only as Sholebo, Bature, Kosoko again invaded the estate and allegedly went to Jamiu’s apartment on the avenue.
Punch correspondent learnt that they allegedly called him out, after which they shot and hacked him to death.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident.
She added that efforts were on to arrest those responsible for the killing and their sponsors.