By Osaigbovo Iguobaro
The Inspector General of Police, Baba Alkali Usman has ordered investigation into activities of land grabbing in Okhuoronmi Village in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo, amidst wily high-altitude manoeuvres.
The directive to the Assistant Inspector General of Police, zone 5 headquarters, Benin, was contained in a statement titled RE: “Bandits in our Clients farmland in Edo State: Request for urgent arrest of leaders of the group” signed by the Ag. CP Idowu Owohunwa, Principal Staff Officer to the Inspector-General of Police.
The intervention was in response to a petition filed by Otamere & Otamere for his claimant, Shalom Jare Ventures Limited and made available to newsmen in Benin City.
Part of statement reads: “Attached herewith is a copy of letter dated 27th May, 2021 received from Otamere and Otamere Chambers, on the above underlined subject.
“It is the directive of the Inspector General of Police that you investigate and furnish comments.
“Accept the assurances of my esteemed regards, please”.
Meanwhile, the Public Relations officer, AIG Zonal headquarters, Benin, DSP, Tijani Momoh said, “We are in receipt of the petition from the IGP and the investigation is ongoing”.