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Lagos community alleges destruction of property by neighbours

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By Onozure Dania

Indigenes of Oriyanrin village in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State, have cried out over the invasion of their community by youths from Otolu and Ilagbo.

A letter by the Baale of Oriyanrin, Chief Kayode Odunaya, and some family heads, to the Commissioner of Public Complaints Commission, Lagos State, stated that the loss of lives and destruction of property happened on May 21 and 22.

Odunaya said the trouble started on May 21 when members of the three communities attended the Kilajolu masquerade festival in Ilagbo.

He noted that there was a clash where one Oni Alabi from Oriyanrin and a youth from Ilagbo sustained machete wounds.

He said the youth from Ilagbo died due to poor medical attention.

Odunaya further stated that youths from Otolu and Ilagbo on May 22, armed with guns and other dangerous weapons unleash terror on Oriyanrin.

The Baale said he contacted Akodo Police Station and SARS at Ise, who he claimed sent their men to arrest the perpetrators from the other two villages at the scene, who were later granted bail.

He said he could not understand why some members of his community were later detained at Akodo Police Station and subsequently transferred to SCIID, Panti, Yaba, despite that fact that none of Oriyanrin indigene was arrested at the scene of the crime on May 21 and 22.


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