Villagers cry out, after RCCG seizes 2100 hectares, destroys property

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…RCCG destroys Zion African Church, Agunfoye established in 1925
Daniels Ekugo
New Redeemed Christian Church of God auditorium
In a bid to build the largest church auditorium in the world, The Redeemed Christian Church of God may be heading towards serious dispute with nine villages that have written petitions to international organisations, media houses, corporate organisations and the court in Nigeria over the seizure of their land by the church.
Over 300 families living at Agunforye, Ososanya, Isaga Kekere, Isaga Nla, Ebute Agbara, Pagbo, Igbonla Adeleye, Igbonla Akinremi and Olaparun villages in Makun area of Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State made this known in a statement signed by various representatives of the communities.
In the statement, Oladele Benjamin Adisa, speaking on behalf of the villages, said: “The affected families are the 3rd, 4th and 5th generations of the earliest settlers in the nine villages over 200 years ago on the vast land purportedly acquired by the church, which owned by Otetumo Agbabo Shoole Agufon and Ososanya families of Itunmeko area in Ikorodu, Lagos State, with Pastor Amos Oshin and Chief Sikiru Ososanya as the heads of the two families respectively.”
“People representing the Redeemed Christian Church of God recklessly demolished and destroyed markets and stalls in front of the Local Government School Agunfoye–Remo. The old and new buildings at Zion African Church, Agunfoye set up in 1925 by the earliest settlers, cemeteries and all graves in the nine villages were also demolished.”
He noted that they could not take pictures of the demolition because policemen and security operatives that accompanied the church were shooting into the air to scare the villagers.
Oladele Benjamin Adisa conducting journalists round the villages seized by RCCG
Adisa explained further that in a suit filed in Court 3 Sagamu HCS/105/14 by the said land owners against the church, it noted that …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper