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Human Rights Activist Aduke helps Victims of House Demolition receive compensation from Government

BellaNaija.com

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Aduke in the middle with the first batch of claimants.

Rebekah known as Aduke to those she fights for has been representing residents of Ikija/Ikereku in Abeokuta whose houses were demolished by the State Government to make way for road expansion projects. These individuals have been waiting to receive compensation for a year (some several years).

After months of discouragement, community meetings, legwork, a collection of personal details of the victims, individuals have now received compensation. Sources say she blames the government for their negligence on the matter.

“It was difficult in the beginning no one wanted to help me, apart from Chief Bayo Harold Sodipo the Baajiki of Egbaland but I’m glad that people have started to receive compensation. It has been such a difficult journey, no one will understand how difficult it has been. Houses standing for 200 years gone in 3 minutes, it’s truly heartbreaking, but you also need to gain the trust of the people, people are suffering, and no one cares. We need more ACTIVE activists, the masses need leaders and people need help in the fight. The time is now. I really want to help the children on the streets, some are begging. These children should be in school. That is why I formed Rocklanders Community Organisation in memory of the late Chief Taiwo Adedamola Harold Sodipo (Akogun of Egbaland), the royal-born politician set a philanthropic legacy, which until today is unmatched, I intend to continue it. I hope it’s something I can do too. I’m so glad that their tears have turned to happiness, I thank Olódùmarè.” she said.

If you suffer from human rights violations in Abeokuta and for more information contact:

Facebook: Rocklanders Community Organisation
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: 0701 244 5250.


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6 Comments

  1. Miguel

    November 13, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    We need more of people like this in this country. Bless her

  2. Ifatola

    November 13, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Excellent work. More people needed like this.

  3. Mike

    November 14, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    God bless her.. this is what I call leardership not that figure head we put in as leader.. more of this ma.. greater heights

  4. Ade

    November 14, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Wow.. reading today news gave me a lot of joy.. there are so many of people like this in my area suffering from this act of non challant attitude by the government.. more of this.. God bless you ma

    • Aduke

      December 14, 2018 at 6:05 pm

      Tell them to come for our meetings at olumo. They should follow our Facebook page for the next meeting.

  5. Chief Adebayo Harold Sodipo

    December 1, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Well done Ádúké, the people that you have helped will never forget you.

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