Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Amosun’s road project consumes Osoba’s father’s grave in Ogun


Ibikunle Amosun, Governor of Ogun State

The Ogun road project has led to the destruction of several property.

The massive road construction being embarked upon by the Ogun State Government has consumed the grave of the father of a former state governor, Olusegun Osoba.

The grave is located at the Ago-Oba family residence in Abeokuta South Local Government Area of the state capital.

The state government, as part of its road re-construction plan, has gone on a demolition spree, bringing down all property that are on the paths of the roads being constructed including the grave

Markets, houses, graves, etc have all been demolished in the process with the state government paying compensation where appropriate.

PREMIUM TIMES learnt that Mr. Osoba, governor from 1999-2003, had foreknowledge of the potential destruction of his father’s grave and had exhumed the corpse. He re-buried the corpse at his private residence located in the Government Reserved Area, Ibara, Abeokuta.

Mr. Osoba’s father died in Osogbo, Osun State, some years back, and was buried there. The former governor, while he was in office, exhumed the corpse from Osun and re-buried it in the Abeokuta family house.

By the latest re-burial, the corpse will be resting in its third burial spot.

The current State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, had announced that his administration is set to embark on massive road dualisation and re-construction across the state.

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