..petitions Makinde, House of Assembly
Tuesday June 20, 2023
Leaders and people of Koso Community in Iseyin South Local Council Development Authority on Monday staged a peaceful protest in Ibadan the Oyo State capital over what they termed “illegal sales of community public property allegedly perpetrated by the Suspended political head of the council area Raheem Fasasi.
The protesters were at the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) and Nigeria Television Authority ( NTA, Ibadan) led by its chairman, Olalere Bolatito.
In a release made available to journalists after the protest by a public defender and Non Partisan Human Right Organisatiin, Mediation Conciliation and Human Right Centre, Ibadan, through his Chief Executive Director, Comrade Kehinde Akinyemi said the community in 2020 acquired the property through self help from Ongoke family in Koso, Iseyin with all relevant documents at the time.
The release said the community later offered the Iseyin South LCDA the property with structure on it after it had office accommodating issues and no cost but based on mutual understanding.
“In 2023, there was a report that the Political head, in the LCDA, Raheem Fasasi had perfected plans to dismantle the structure and on the property and sell off the big warehouse on the structure which is the property of the community. Despite the denial by the Fasasi , it was gathered that the warehouse was destroyed and materials carted away at ridiculous amount of one million, five hundred thousand naira only.”
As a result of this singular act, the political head was impeached by a 7 man panel but this was later changed to suspension by the Oyo State House of Assembly with warning to the Suspended political head to reconstruct for the community.
The said political head according the community chairman, Olalere Bolatito till now according to the community has refused to reconstruct the structure, but has been claiming he would soon be reinstated back to office by Governor Seyi Makinde
The community has therefore appealed to relevant authorities to thoroughly investigate the case and do the needful so as not to cause break down of law and order in the area.