A 100-year-old man, Oladepo Ogunlade, and Musiliyu Ogundiran, 61, were on Friday docked in an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, for alleged land grabbing and destruction of economic trees.
The police charged Ogunlade and Ogundiran with conspiracy, land grabbing, malicious damage, threatening violence and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace.
The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Philip Amusan, told the court that the two men committed the offence in 2021 at Lawani village in Ibadan.
Amusan alleged that the defendants and others at large, forcefully took 25 acres of land worth N50 million, belonging to Mr Wasiu Lawani.
He alleged that they also destroyed some economic trees on the land, such as cocoa, palm and coconut trees worth N800,000, while threatening violence.