Hoodlums invade Ikorodu Palace, attempt to abduct Monarch

Suspected hoodlums and land grabbers on Sunday 6th September, invaded Isiu palace in Ikorodu, Lagos State .

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oba Okukayode Raji was given the staff of office by Lagos State Commissioner for Special Duties, Wale Ahmed, on the 24th of August, 2020.

The hoodlums were said to have attempted to abduct the newly installed monarch.

Speaking with NAN, the monarch said that the hoodlums came in dozens with weapons before the intervention of local vigilante groups who chased them away.

“Suddenly, we started seeing strange faces and many boys coming closer to the palace with different weapons in their hands.
“While they moved closer, they started shooting; one of my sons was wounded in the process.
“My house and car were vandalised and many people who came to pay homage to me were also wounded.
“More than 60 people were injured . Those who sustained serious injuries have been taken to the hospital for treatment,” the monarch said.

Oba Raji said that he contacted the Divisional Police Officer and the Area Commander for assistance.

“They responded very late but later sent their officers to patrol the community.
“However , three suspects have been arrested so far,” he said.

The Monarch urged community leaders and indigenes to cooperate and solve land matters themselves to ensure absolute peace within the communities.

He also urged the Lagos State Government to intervene and beef up security in the area.

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