Corruption in land governance is commonly defined as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain while carrying out the functions of land administration and land management. When land investors target countries with weak governance, the risk of corruption is high. Likewise, corruption is more likely to occur when local elites are able to manipulate their country’s land governance systems for their own benefit.
A total of 1,60,566 individuals and organisations have grabbed 2.57 lakh acres of forest land across the country.
Of the total forest land, 1.38 lakh acres are reserved forest area -- grabbed by 88,215 persons and organisations.
According to police sources, the IGP's wife, using one Ijeoma Emeribe to front, encroached on the said land in June 2020.
It was learnt that three persons died in a welding gas explosion while clearing the land with the police authorities covering it up on the order of Adamu.