Police officers attached to the Oyo State Command have taken over the Agodi GRA home of former governor Abiola Ajimobi.
The property, which was the preferred family choice to bury the late governor, was not approved by the state government following a court case on the ownership of the property.
When The Nation visited the place, two police vehicles, a Hilux patrol van of the state anti-crime outfit, Operation Burst and a white Kia Rio used for state security patrol were parked beside the building, with stern looking security operatives at the place.
Sources hinted that sending security operatives to man the property may not be unconnected with the controversy trailing the land as the preferred choice of the family to bury the deceased former governor.
The sources added that the security could be there to prevent any possible disobedience or likely forceful entry into the property by the family or close associates of the former governor, as the state government had made it clear its disapproval of the place for the burial.
The command said the decision to station its men and vehicles at the Agodi GRA home of the late Governor Ajimobi was to ensure the safety of lives and property.
Spokesman Olugbenga Fadeyie, responding to an earlier text message sent to him by The Nation, said the order to dispatch the police to the property was from the police headquarters in Abuja.
The said the security presence was to ensure that hoodlums did not unleash mayhem on dignitaries that would attend the burial of the late governor.