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Obaship tussle: Gunshots, injuries rock Ogun community, six arrested

The police in Ogun State have arrested six individuals for allegedly unleashing terror on Ikenne Remo space of Ogun State.

The fracas, police mentioned, adopted a protracted Obaship tussle, which is presently a topic of litigation.

It was gathered that disaster broke out within the city on Friday, because the reigning Oba of the city, Oba Onakade, determined to rejoice a standard competition often known as ‘Jabajaba’.

The monarch was mentioned to have despatched his city crier around the neighborhood for the preparatory rites.

However, police mentioned this didn’t go down properly with the opposing aspect, who allegedly attacked the city crier and seized his gong.

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The Ogun State Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, mentioned the individuals accused the monarch of attempting to forcefully fence off a chunk of land the place conventional rites are being carried out within the city.

Oyeyemi disclosed {that a} riot broke out between the 2 events.

DAILY POST learnt that many sustained accidents and a few homes have been vandalised.

A crew of policemen led by the Space Commander of Sagamu was shortly deployed to deliver the state of affairs beneath management.

On Saturday, the Ogun Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, was in Ikenne for an on-the-spot evaluation and a peace discuss.

Nevertheless, when the CP and his entourage have been nonetheless on the peace mission inside the city, it was learnt that some individuals suspected to be employed thugs and Agbekoyas, (fashionable Yoruba hunters group), have been capturing sporadically to retaliate the alleged vandalisation of their property.

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Within the course of, 4 individuals have been reportedly injured, inflicting the CP to order that they need to be chased and dropped at guide.

Six of the suspects have been apprehended. They’re: Oluwashina Kafisanwo, Olasunkanmi Enigbokan, Lawal Adebayo, Suraju Animashun, Olusegun Odukoya, and Qudus Mabadeje.

Oyeyemi mentioned they have been arrested with harmful weapons and various charms, including that they’ve confessed to the offence.

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