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Thugs Invade Redeemed Church’s 3-Kilometre New Auditorium Site …Chase Away Church Workers

October 3, 2013

Armed hoodlums, numbering over 40, invade Agufoye village, site of the proposed new 3-kilometre auditorium of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, and chased away members of the church who went to start work on the ultra-modern praying ground announced recently by the head of the church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
According to sources within the church, trouble started when some people fraudulently obtained a survey plan and invited land grabbers to claim a portion of the land which the Redeemed Christian Church of God had earlier bought for N215 million.
Evidence of the purchase is contained in an Ogun State revenue receipt dated 29 July, 2009 and another N35 million for government’s survey with Ogun State Government receipt No. 0536521 dated 22 July, 2009.
The Ogun State Bureau of Lands and Survey, Abeokuta had, in a letter dated 14 July 14, 2009 and signed by the then Director General, Bureau of Lands and Survey, Office of the Governor, Surveyor Gbenga Osinaike, also allocated the land “without prejudice” to the church for 99 years.
We gathered that some thugs armed with guns, cutlasses and other weapons stormed the village and started robbing and harassing the residents of the village and agents of the church on the land. Someone was even appointed to help sell the RCCG land in the village.
In the wake of the invasion and because the RCCG wanted peace, the church still went ahead to renegotiate some portions of the land it had earlier paid for.

Members of the Agufon family of Agufoye village, original owners of the land, have, however, distanced themselves from those trying to prevent the building of the new church auditorium.

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