Baale arrested in Ogun over alleged N15.5m land fraud

Baale arrested in Ogun over alleged N15.5m land fraud

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 8:03 am


Chief Muyideen Folorunso

Adejoke Adeleye/Abeokuta

The Baale of Ferowa village in Ifo local government area of Ogun state, Chief Muyideen Folorunso  has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for involvement in alleged dubious land deal worth N15.5 million.

According to the Police, the Baale’s arrest followed a petition written by the management of JAXMAT HOMES AND PROPERTIES that the company approached the Baale for the purchase of about 23 acres of land in his domain which was negotiated for the sum of N15.5 million and the company paid the money to the suspect after showing the land to them.

But the company claimed that some months after the payment has been made, the said Baale started selling the same portion of land to another set of people.

The company claimed the Baale sold 17 out of the 23 acres it bought from him.

The Police said on interrogation, the Baale admitted collecting the said amount of money from the complainant after showing them the land.

He also reportedly confessed that he sold the land because he needed some money for his coronation.

Meanwhile, the Ogun Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Iliyasu, has 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.


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