Intervene In This Matter, Community Urges Fashola


The Ilogbo-Eremi Oba in-council and citizens of Ilupeju Estaste of the community in  Olorunda Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, have appealed to the Lagos  State governor to investigate an alleged unlawful act of the vice chairman of the  council, Mr. Michael Ewenla Okenla, for removing a street name and blocking an  access road to the entire community by erecting a gate there.

Speaking on behalf of the citizens, Bashorun N.O.A. Asade, said when the community  noticed the act, emissaries were sent to the vice chairman over the issue but were  shocked as he simply rebuffed them even with the intervention of the town’s monarch,  Oba Moses Ayinde Adetunji Olaleye.

Chief Asade stated further that the community is unanimous in condmening the  attitude of the vice chairman, adding that they will not relent in ensuring that  government projects and property are adequately protected.

“The vexed issue is that the supposedly church he built on the contentious spot was  never at any time used for worship since it was erected 15 years ago, rather, it is  used as a recreating centre for him and members of his family.

“Although the matter has been reported at Morogbo Police Division, still the vice  chairman failed to yield, but went ahead to cause a petition to be written to the  State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, alleging threat to his life.

We therefore call on Governor Fashola, whose leadership is all about service to  humanity and respect for the rule of law as well as fundamental human rigths for  all, irrespective of class or status, to interven in the matter and call the vice  chairman to order to avoid unnecessary bloodshed,” he stated.

Okenla could not be reached for his own comment over the matter.

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