FCT Agency Seeks EFCC’s Help To Stop Land Grabbers In Abuja

FCT Agency Seeks EFCC’s Help To Stop Land Grabbers In Abuja

Feb 16, 2024

The Department of Development Control of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to come to its aid to tackle growing activities of land grabbers in the Federal Capital Territory.

The agency made the call on Thursday when Mukhtar U. Galadima, the director of the department, led a delegation of senior officialst to EFCC headquarters on a courtesy visit.

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Galadima said: “We are here specifically to seek for collaboration in view of the fact that the Commission is for the fight against economic and financial crimes.

“In recent times, there is an upsurge in the case of land grabbing and unapproved development, and from the look of things, it is a well-coordinated syndicate which I believe, we alone as a department cannot fight effectively.

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“That is why we came to you as the number one fighter against financial crimes in the country so that we can collaborate to fight this ever-increasing criminal activities.”

Meanwhile, the Commission’s Secretary, Mohammad Hammajoda, who represented the EFCC Chairman, Mr. Ola Olukoyede, said the anti-graft agency was willing to help curb land grabbing in the federal capital.

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“The issue you raised about the increasing trend of forgery of land documents and impersonation of original allottees is both worrisome and scary because of the endemic nature it has assumed at the FCT.

“It might interest you to know that we have a Property and Land Fraud Unit, dedicated to the city’s real estate matters, domiciled, not within our office complex but at the FCDA for the strategic reason of fighting from the theatre of war.

“Outcomes from the officers of that unit have been tremendous, yet we are ever ready and willing to do more in whichever area that falls within our mandate,” said Hammajoda.

Source: The Whistler

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