Anambra State Govt Warns Land Speculators Against Encroachment On Mamu Forest Reserve

Written by on August 19, 2022

The Anambra state Executive Council has warned that government will arrest and prosecute unscrupulous elements who are selling parts of Mamu Forest Reserve and made clear that Mamu Forest Reserve is not for sale and any property developer or member of the public who allows him or herself to be lured into purchasing parcels of land in the reserve, will have him or herself to blame.

According to a press release by the Commissioner for Information, Sir Paul Nwosu ,Anambra State Executive Council frowns at the frequent cases of youths incursions into the lands of people who have appropriate government titles, stressing that it is illegal, and can no longer be tolerated and directed relevant law enforcement agencies to immediately arrest such errant youths and prosecute them according to the law, noting that Section six, sub section one of the Prohibition of Fraudulent Practices on Land and Property law of 2012 prohibits illegal collection of fees on lands as follows, where it stated that any person who demands or collects any fee not approved by law from any person who is developing or improving on an already existed property in the State shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for five years or to a fine of five hundred thousand naira or both.

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