Odionwere of Ogunmwenyin Community, Iyekogba, Oredo Local Government Area, Edo State, Doctor Sam Uwadiae and elders, who form the Elders Council of the community say some fraudsters have formed themselves into land speculators and indulge in forceful entry, partitioning and sale of both community and people’s land to unsuspecting land developers, thereby creating crisis in the community.
In a statement jointly signed by the Odionwere, Doctor Sam Uwadiae, Secretary, Alexander Osayi and Okaeghele, Newton Edogiawerie, the Elders Council of Ogunmwenyin Community said they are also aware that the land speculators are defrauding members of the public, especially land developers with a forged approval bearing the name of Pa. Roland Aigboeghian, late David Ogbomo and Pa. Philip Iyoha.
The statement said the alleged approval is not from the Elders Council of Ogunmwenyin Community and therefore it is a fake document.
They warned members of the public, especially prospective land developers not to transact any land business in Ogunmwenyin Community without due clearance from the Council of Elders.
Meanwhile, Elders Council of Ogunmwenyin Community has invited land owners and potential land developers to appear before the Council of Elders with their titled documents for verification and clearance on or before thirty-first December, 2020 at the Community Town Hall between the hours of 9 a.m. and four p.m. daily.