Osun State Police Command has nabbed the School Proprietor, Reverend
Olatunde Timothy Oke and official of the Nigeria Railway Corporation
(NRC), Mr. Olawale Abass in Osogbo,Osun State capital over illegal
sold of Government Land with fake document.
The illegal sales of the land beside railway line belonging to Nigeria
Railway Corporation (NRC) was uncovered by the Executive Chairman of
the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ), Comrade
Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman who led the team that hinted the authority
of the Policemen at Dugbe Divisional Police Station, Osogbo on
Monday, maintained that the matter should not be treated with levity
hand so as to serve as deterrent to other who may have criminal
tendency at heart.
Oke who is the Proprietor of unapproved Rocks Model Nursery and
Primary School located around Ajibade street, off Olorunda Local
Government Secretariat area of Osogbo and Abass(54) who is the Junior
Staff of the Corporation have been making useful information to the
police for further investigation to unravel the matter.
The source close to the police also revealed that the suspects had
damaged the farm crops worth of sum of N180, 000.00 on the said land.
But it was gathered that the School proprietor, Oke disclosed to the
Police that the land beside railway line was lease for him to
construct new building of the School by the authority of the Nigeria
Railway Corporation (NRC) in order to help him secure State government
approval of the School.
Commenting further on the issue, Comrade Sulaiman who regarded the
alleged document as fake because the said letter was written without
Letter Head Paper of the Corporation which also made the Police to see
the latter as fake, calling on the authority of the Corporation to
investigate this mindboggling matter by querying the Head of Osun
State office .
The rights activist who commended the Dugbe Divisional Police Officer
(DPO), Supol Sunday Ominijo, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP)
for his prompt official action on the matter, described him as pride
of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), stating that his group had
concluded arrangement to write a strong worded Petition Letter to the
appropriate authority by informing them of the development
Sulaiman who is also the Chairman, Civil societies Coalition for the
Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEOS), stressed that the officials of
the State Ministry of the Education, should wade into this matter as
part of their effort to checkmate the illegal Nursery and Primary
schools across the State, alleging that Oke was planning to endanger
the life of the over one hundred twenty(120) pupils by constructing a
school building beside railway line.