•As Ladoja vows to get the land back
Barely six weeks after the erstwhile Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi left office as the number one citizen of Oyo State, it can be exclusively reported that problem is brewing from all sides as his predecessor, Senator Rashidi Ladoja is threatening fire and brimstone over a piece of land where Ajimobi has built his retirement home.
The land in question sits on a vintage 1.375 hectares in Agodi GRA, Ibadan.
It’s a choice land where Governor Ajimobi has decided to build his fantasy home, in an area where the rich lives in Ibadan.
It had earlier reported that the family of late business mogul, Aare Arisekola Alao was at war with Ajimobi over the property, claiming the land rightfully belonged to their late father.
An independent information made by underreporters showed that the land was transferred from an owner to another.
A source revealed to newsmen that Governor Ladoja was the first owner of the property, the property was seized from him by Governor Akala who reported to EFCC and the land in question was tagged as one of the proceeds of crime being investigated by the anti-graft commission.
During the process of the trials, Governor Akala sold the land to Aare Arisekola Alao, the muslim scholar later got to know that the land was seized from Ladoja and he didn’t want a confrontation with Ladoja, he presented the land as a gift to Governor Ajimobi who started constructing a country home on it, along the line the EFCC charges against Governor Ladoja was thrown out after 9 years and the matter of the land sprung up.
A top aide of Senator Ladoja in a message to the news correspondent claimed ‘he has won the case in court, so he has all the right to challenge the ownership of that land that rightfully belongs to him. The court discharged him of all wrongdoings, so they should hand over to him his property’.
It is revealed that Senator Ladoja has filed the case in court and confided in a friend that he would use all the necessary means to eject Senator Ajimobi from the property.
Senator Rashidi Ladoja and Senator Abiola Ajimobi despite the two being prominent indigenes of Ibadan and also former Governors, the two are not friends, there are records of discord between the two Ibadan chiefs.
The raging chieftancy matter between the Olubadan and Governor Ajimobi was believed to had a political undertone with the ex governor hitting hard on the Ibadan monarch to get back at Senator Ladoja who is an Ibadan high chief and a confidant of the Olubadan of Ibadan.
When news crew visited the property on Monday, the 9th of June, 2019 the building is 90 percent completed. One of the workers hinted that they are working day and night to meet up the deadline.