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Fed Poly,Ekiti Community In Land Tussle

Posted: Nov 17, 2015 at 1:51 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Yaqoub Popoola
Authorities of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado -Ekiti has raised alarm over the emergence of shanties around the institution’s premises saying it constitutes security threat.
The Rector ,Dr Theresa Akande blew the alarm following  the incursion of one Chief Ikewo of Ado-Ekiti into the institution’s land.
Akande wondered why an individual could trampled on Federal Government land without recourse to law or due process adding it was unheard of .
She hinted that the community had deployed unsavory tactics to gain access into the land by placing  fetish items on the land, a setback between the school fence and the Ado – Ijan Road.
The Rector said the Olu Ikewo, Chief Adewumi Aladesanmi, in connivance with the Ado Ekiti Council chairman, in defiance of police intervention, were trespassing into the institution’s land which had been in the government gazette over 30 years ago.
Akande, who confirmed that students were already restive over the development, appealed to the Ewi of ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adejugbe, to wade in to prevent a breach of the peace that had been existing between the school and the host community.
The Rector also advised the Olu Ikewo against taking the laws into his hand, saying: “He should go to court if he feels he has a genuine case that the setback between the school fence and the road along Ado – Ijan Road actually belonged to his forefathers or appeal to the Federal Government, owners of the polytechnic.
“Toeing the line of the peace by vacating the land by the community is necessary. This is to avert clash between the students and the community. We know the steps we have taken to calm down the restive students,” she said.
The Rector, who lamented that presence of shanties around the institution has been making it difficult for security agencies to keep surveillance, said: “Miscreants are using the cover of the shanties to perpetrate criminal acts around. There is the need to discourage furtherance