OJON OF EJIGBO CAUTIONS CRIMINALS, SOLICITS FOR PEACE IN EJIGBO
BY Felix Kuyinu
The traditional ruler of Ejigbo kingdom, Oba Moruf Ojoola has joined the police to fish out criminals that have been terrorising the residents in the community.
There has been incessant attacks on the residents of Ejigbo in recent times.
Oba Ojoola and his entourage took to the streets last Tuesday alongside the Police to show his concern over the upheaval adding that if the situation persists, he may not have much people in his kingdom.
Many of the incidents occured around the traditional precints of Daleko, Agbole where gang wars have scared residents to run for safety.
Echonews learnt that many of them have been attacked, sustained injuries and have lost valuables worth millions of naira.
The losses also cut across standstill in business activities as many shops were under lock and key as people were leaving the area daily and there was tension every night.
Oba Ojoola visited notorious areas such as Agbole, Coker, Edagbeja streets, NNPC Road in the area with public address system and publicly warned criminals and those causing trouble in the area to leave or he will fish them out by himself and hand them to the police.
Meanwhile reports have it that since the announcement made by Oba Ojoola and his cabinet, peace has to an extent returned to the area as some people slept in their houses while others were planning to return.
This was confirmed by the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni who said the police have been working and having meetings with the stakeholders to restore peace. It might be one of such peace moves that made the royal father to join the police in trying to restore peace.
It was gathered that that Ejigbo residents had never known peace following the release of a notorious cult leader and suspected armed robber popularly known as Arsenal.