The Deeper Christian Life Ministry has been accused of illegally buying a parcel of land in Ogun State.
Mr Franklyn Osezua, who has been representing the church, was accused of conniving with some cops to threaten, intimidate, arrest and maliciously prosecute the individuals of Maba City beneath Obafemi Native Authorities Space of Ogun State, who declare to be the professional homeowners of the land.
Okechukwu Nwanguma, Government Director of Rule of Regulation and Accountability Advocacy Centre, in a press release, stated the church out of the blue began laying declare to the huge parcel of land measuring about 31.599 acres.
The assertion partly reads, “In furtherance to their strong-arm ways to intimidate the homeowners of the land and forcefully take over their land, representatives of the Deeper Life Ministry have additionally been accused of a failed try to kidnap key members of the Ogunbolu household and this crime was reported to the police, resulting in arrest of the culprits however the investigation was scuttled.
“RULAAC is especially involved in regards to the unethical position of the cops concerned in aiding land grabbing by a Christian organisation and intimidating the rightful homeowners of the land in disregard to court docket orders re-affirming the possession of the land and restraining the police from additional harassing the Ogunbolu household, the professional homeowners of the land.”
The RULAAC Government Director acknowledged that the possession of the land was affirmed by the judgment of the Excessive Courtroom of Abeokuta delivered by Hon. Justice A. Rotimi Balogun dated February 11, 2019.
He additionally stated that the native chief of Maba City (Baale of Maba City), Chief Jimoh Akinrinola, was attacked and tried to be kidnapped all in a bid to forcefully take over the land.
The assertion added, “Someday in 2019, some representatives of the Integrated Trustees of Deeper Christian Life Ministry headed by one Mr Franklyn Osezua, with the help of one Supol Taofeek Tijani of Zonal Monitoring Unit (ZMU) of Zone 2 headquarter, Onikan, Lagos State, invaded the whole land with thugs armed with harmful weapons.
“Mr Franklyn Osezua has since then continued to make use of some officers of the Nigerian Police Drive, particularly DSP Funmi Eguaoje, Inspector Archibue Moses, Inspector Alabi Babatunde, Sergeant Martins Gimba of Space 10, FCT Abuja, and Taofeek Tijani of Zonal Monitoring Unit (ZMU) of Zone 2 headquarter Onikan Lagos State to threaten, intimidate, arrest and maliciously prosecute them over their parcels of land which they inherited from their forefathers who’re the primary settlers and homeowners of Maba city of Obafemi Owale Native Authorities Space of Ogun State. They put up indicators on the land camouflaging because the Nigeria Legion to scare the homeowners from accessing their land.
“When the Deeper Life Ministry found that their plans to take over the land had failed, they then wrote a false and malicious petition in opposition to members of the Ogunbolu household to the Drive CID Space 10 FCT ,which is the workplace of DSP Funmi Eghuaje, to assist them use her workplace to intimidate and drive the Ogunbolu household to surrender their land and to maliciously prosecute them in court docket.
“With the prodding of DSP Funmi Eghuaje, the representatives of the Deeper Life Ministry led by Mr Franklyn Osezua wrote one other frivolous petition in opposition to the Ogunbolu household to the property part of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC).
“Consequently, aged members of the Ogunbolu household have been arrested once more by officers of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee and detained for over one week, earlier than they have been ultimately launched by a court docket order which restrained each the Nigerian Police Drive and the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee from additional harassing the Ogunbolu household.
“Nevertheless, DSP Funmi Eghaje has refused to obey the court docket order owing to the large sums of cash being commonly given to her by the representatives of the Integrated Trustees of Deeper Christian Life Ministry led by Mr Frankly Osezua to pervert justice.”
Nwanguma famous that DSP Eghaje and the officers appearing beneath her instruction charged the Ogunbolu household to the Abeokuta Excessive Courtroom in Cost NO: AB/15C/2020 primarily based on the false petition by representatives of the Deeper Life Ministry, which was not investigated.
He stated it was not solely an act of brazen lawlessness but additionally unprofessional for an officer, who’s now not in a matter and, who didn’t examine a matter to cost individuals to court docket one yr after primarily based on a petition that was not investigated.
He urged the Inspector-Basic of Police to recall the case and assign it to a impartial and sincere staff for correct and thorough investigation to make sure the prosecution of all erring individuals accordingly.
He additionally demanded that the Police Service Fee examine the unprofessional conduct of DSP Funmi Eghaje and the opposite officers appearing beneath her instruction in respect of the malicious expenses in opposition to the Ogunbolu household.