Family decries incursion into ancestral land in Epe by traditional ruler


Family decries incursion into ancestral land in Epe

The Iposu family in Epe, Lagos State, has decried alleged incursion on their ancestral land by a traditional ruler in the area.

Mr Sharafadeen Iposu, Spokesperson for the Iposu family, told a news conference on Sunday in Epe that the traditional ruler unlawfully gave out their land to a group of traders without the family’s consent.

He said that the land in question belonged to Iposu family as validated by a 1927 Supreme Court judgement which affirmed the family as its rightful owner.

“I see no reason why a traditional ruler will be encroaching into Iposu family land without telling the rightful owners of the land who are in possession of valid documents, ” he said.

According to the family spokesperson, the Supreme Court judgement number 138 of 1927 had validated Iposu family as the rightful owner of the land.

“It is, therefore, illegal for any person to unilaterally assume ownership of the land when he or she has no title of the land.

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Source: Vanguard Newspaper