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STOP HARASSING LAND DEVELOPERS OR BE READY TO SPEND SEVEN YEARS IN JAIL, Gov. Oborevwori Warns Deltans

Feb 12, 2024

STOP HARASSING LAND DEVELOPERS OR BE READY TO SPEND SEVEN YEARS IN JAIL, Gov. Oborevwori Warns Deltans

By Sunday Memeh

The Delta State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has warned Deltans, particularly the youths not to disturb people building houses under the guise of ‘deve,’ (gratification) or risked spending seven years in jail.

The governor, who is the immediate past Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, reminded youths and property developers that a law was passed in 2018, banning any sort of level for building houses or roads construction.

Oborevwori spoke recently on BBC pidgin interview shared by Government House press crew.

According to him,” Anybody that harasses you for deve should be reported to the police immediately for necessary action to be taken.

“The era of people harassing you once a foundation for any new building is outdated. It is totally banned by my administration.”

The governor disclosed that the law to that effect came into effects in 2018.

He noted that the penalty for the offence is seven years jail or a fine of one million Naira or both as the case me be.

The governor therefore advised property developers to report such youths to the police for necessary action.

Recently, information was received by Ika Weekly Newspaper Reporter that some youths who said they are members of the, “New Building,” were in the bush, harassing land developers in the bush.

When the youths were asked whether the Obi of Owa, His Royal Majesty, Dr. Emmanuel O. Efeizomor 11 (JP) OON, and the Chairman, Ika North-East Local Government Council, Hon. Barr. Victor Eghen Ebonka were awere of their existence as members of the New Building in the local government, suddenly they started dismissing one after the other.

This according to  a source is one of the ways some jobless youths and making their money in the bush, using the Obi’s name and that of the Council Chairman.

Speaking further, the source said the Delta State Government should try to investigate this matter. This incident took place at Owa-Alizomor/ Owa-Oyibu Communities, near the Faculty of Law, University of Delta premises.

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