Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has said his
government is set to reconstitute the Private Property
Protection (PPP) Committee to deal with cases of
encroachment and land grabbing in the state.
Obaseki, who spoke to journalists in Benin City, the Edo State
capital said the state has amended Private Property
Protection Law 2017 and set up a special court to prosecute
offenders, as part of efforts to curb the criminal activities of
land grabbers and property speculators.
According to the governor, his administration is committed to
ending land grabbing in Edo State and will next week
inaugurate the Committee for the Protection of Private
Property (PPP).
Recall that the governor had, on July 27, 2021, assented to
the bill repealing the Edo State Private Property Protection
Law 2017 and re-enacting the Edo State Private Property
Protection Law 2021.
While assenting to the bill, Obaseki stated that the law not
only banning the Community Development Associations
(CDAs) but also all sorts of splinter groups like Okaigele or
people who have come up to forcefully take other people’s
landed properties in their communities.