Parents and pupils of Shalom Group of Schools, Baruwa, Ipaja, Lagos state have been placed under panic mode Reports have it that the school was invaded by some suspected hoodlums who were about and led by one Kaka
It was gathered that these hoodlums were claiming rights to the land on which the school was built upon
The Punch newspaper reported that pupils and management of the school were barred from entering after it was surrounded by these suspected hoodlums.
Confirming the incident on Monday, January 30, the proprietress of the school, Mrs Adedayo Odeka stated that the hoodlums barricaded the school under the guise of Omo-Onile a Yoruba word termed as ”Land Owners” while some refer to them as land-grabbers.
While recounting the incident Mrs Odeka disclosed that the stream of hoodlums who invaded her school was led by one Kaka.
“He claimed that they won a court judgement to take possession of our land.
I told him to show me the judgement, as I was not aware of any court case let alone judgment but he refused.”
She revealed that the land was acquired lawfully from the federal government as far back as 1992 and the school was built on it. The proprietress said:
“This land, we have been occupying it for 30 years; students have been graduating year in, year out.
“The land is a Federal Government allocation;
we don’t have any dealings with Omo Onile; we have all our documents.”
A further account of the invasion confirmed that the incident ensued on Saturday, January 28 and some of the properties of the school were vandalised by the Kaka-led hoodlums.