Royal Father's Arrest Sparks Crisis In Lagos Community

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The state of Imowo-nla community in Ikorodu area of Lagos State could be likened to the popular saying ''where two elephants fight, the grass suffers''. It all begun when the supposed cold quarrel in the Ifegunwa family, took another turn for the worse with weapons being employed in the fight that broke out among rival factions, with lives reported to have been lost.

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Some residents were only left with the option of fleeing, with some alleging that one of the factions has the backing of some police men deployed to maintain peace in the vicinty.  The few residents in the town could not hide their anger as they accused the Police of taking sides in the quarrel.

A Vanguard reporter was told that some hoodlums were arrested with harmful weapons about 24 months ago, but with the matter being handled in the favour of one of the factions. According to them, the culprits were not prosecuted and are still walking freely in the town.

They also informed that rather than be intimidated by the heavy presence of law enforcement agents, the hoodlums have become sufficiently emboldened to employ new tactics in their nefarious activities. The development has also been linked to the gruesome murder of two policemen in May 2013 and seizure of four rifles from the cops. The killing of the cops prompted the Nigeria Police Force to swing into action to bring the culprits to book.

A royal father of a neighbouring community, the Obateru of Egbin royal kingdom Adeoriyomi Oyebo Akeem, was alleged to be behind the recent crises in the community, a reason for which he was remanded in prison.

An octogenarian, the Alagbolire of Ikorodu, Madam Adunni Tijani, confrimed that the incident has adversely affected the residents. ‘’This community used to be a beehive of activities, but this is no longer the case as many residents are now in exile,’’ she said.

A resident, Mr. Nurudeen Olumide, said he has relocated his family to Sagamu as a result of the crises. “I have relocated my family to Sagamu while I remain here due to its proximity to my place of work,’’ he informed.

A visit to Egbin Kingdom, found that although the community although the host of Nigeria’s biggest power generating plant, the Egbin Thermal Station, power supply in the community was epileptic. Another source informed that about 1000 hectares of land were acquired by the Federal Government for developmental purposes with a promise to use part of the proceeds to develop the town but the promise was yet to be fulfilled.

Aside bad roads, we found that residents had to trek kilometres' distance to get water.

Some residents who pleaded anonomity noted that the accused royal father is oblivious of the matter, saying his arrest was a plot to make his reign ungovernable.

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