Buruji Kashamu in fresh trouble over alleged land grabbing


There appears to be no reprieve in sight for the embattled senator-elect of Ogun East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu.

Kashamu, who is currently fighting extradition to the United States over drug related issues, has also been accused of forging documents for a landed property worth billions of naira in Ajah area of Lagos State.

Kashamu has been challenged by the family of the late Chief Ambali Bakare for fraudulently converting about 300 acres land in the Ogombo area of the state.

The family, led by Shafiudeen Bakare, stormed Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Iwe Irohin, Press Centre, Oke Ilewo, Abeokuta and explained that the family had all documents and will drag the senator-elect to court on the issue.

According to him, “we are here to speak to the world on the fraudulent purchase of our land at Ajah by Buruji Kashamu under the business name of Bukas Kasmal International Ltd. We have been deprived of this land, and we have come to raise alarm.

“When some of those who purchased the land took him to court, the court ruled that we, the original owners should be in court and not a third party. So, we have been making arrangements to revisit the case by heading for the courts to get justice,” the family spokesperson disclosed.

Bakare, who was accompanied by Prince Tajudeen Bakare said a proof of evidence, copy which was given to newsmen, indicated that Buruji’s company and others had fraudulently acquired a section of the property sometime in 2008.

“Some of those whose section of the land was encroached took the matter up, but, unfortunately at the court, it was ruled that the plaintiffs could not take the defendant to court, hence, three years after, we are set to revisit the matter,” Bakare said.

When asked about why it took the family so long to reclaim their landed property, Bakare declared: “we remained silence because we strongly believed that genuine democracy is about to begin and we just believe that it is God’s time to fight for us,” he said.

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