By Adeola Adenuga
A group of concerned members of Industrial Market Association Unit in Alaba International Market, Lagos have appealed to the Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, and Lagos State governor, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), to order law enforcement agents to call to order two members of the association, for over alleged acts capable of leading to breakdown of law and order in the market.
While accusing the duo of parading themselves as leaders of the association in defiance of a subsisting court order, the group noted that their action amounted to disregard for a caretaker committee set up by Ojo Local Government to run the affairs of the association pending the time an election would be conducted to usher in officers that would run the affairs of the association.
According to the spokespersons for the group, Messrs Ejike Ikonte, and Obiorah Ikechukwu, members are peace loving and therefore would not see the alleged impostors, out of blues, parading themselves as the association leaders. “The affairs of the association is being run by the caretaker committee set up by Ojo Local government. The caretaker has been operating since 2011, without any opposition and hindrance from our members. We are alarmed by this new turn of events. That is why as peace loving citizens, we are appealing to the Lagos State governor, and the Inspector-General of Police to intervene immediately, by taking appropriate action to forestall a breakdown of law and order,” the spokespersons said.
Ikonte and Ikechukwu further implored Ojo Local Government chairman, and operatives of the state security services, SSS, to invite the alleged impostors for questioning.
They faulted the claim by the alleged impostors that a recent judgement by a Lagos High Court approved their action.