Osun State Government on Tuesday earned land grabbers across the state to resist forthwith or risk arrest and prosecution.
The warning was issued in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode.
It said the state government had been inundated with complaints about the disruption of construction work at various sites by these miscreants.
It reads: “The attention of Osun State Government has been drawn to the actions of certain miscreants disrupting activities at building sites and harassing land owners and developers in some parts of the state.
The government condemns absolutely the activities of these miscreants who have been harassing land owners and property developers, and engaging in other anti-economic activities across the state.
The public should note that the Oyetola-led government of Osun State is a responsible one, reputed for due process and the rule of law. The government is hereby dissociating itsel from any form of harassment and warning in the strongest of terms those who have been disturbing land owners and property developers to desist from such or face the full wrath of the law.
Security operatives have been fully briefed about this development and they have the directives of the state government to go after, arrest and prosecute those found harassing the good people of Osun.
We wish to reiterate that the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola will not condone any act of criminality by anyone, done under any guise. In Osun, nobody who runs foul of the law will be spared. A criminal is a criminal, whether old or young, rich or highly placed.
This is an early warning, especially to parents and guardians, to rein in their wards and children before the law catches up with them.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola will spare no effort or expense to protect Osun, and criminal elements will not be allowed to pitch their tents here.”