Chairman, Committee on Lands and Housing, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Bayo Osinowo, on Thursday stated that a lot more than 60 per penny of the Document of Occupancy (C of O) in their state were fake.
Osinowo claimed that throughout a plenary treatment of the assembly.
He explained that the state's Houses Security Bill, 2013, which had scaled through the 2nd reading, would right the anomaly, if transferred into law.
The chairman stated that the proposed legislation would also always check other wrongdoings related to landed house possession and purchase in the state.
“In Lagos State, land is our key source; therefore, nothing is likely to be too much to protect it,“ he said. Mr Sanai Agunbiade, Chairman of the House Committee on Individual Rights and Community Petitions, stated that the bill would look after brokers who needed landed house forcefully.
“The bill would prevent `Omo-onile` (indigenes) from exploiting potential customers before or throughout construction function, “ he said.
In accordance with Agunbiade, the proposed legislation would prevent anyone who, without lawful power, uses abuse to secure access into any landed property.
Mr Mudasiru Obasa (ACN-Agege I) recommended establishment of a particular judge to test persons who would contravene the provisions of the proposed law.
He observed that the bill encouraged 36 months imprisonment or N300, 000 fine for offenders.
The private member bill has been committed to the House Committee on Lands and Housing along with the Committee on Individual Rights and Community Petitions.
The committees are likely to send a written report on the bill within a month. (NAN)
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