Troopers takes over Ondo.
Troopers have taken over the Ikare Akoko neighborhood in Ondo State over a management disaster that led to the destruction of vehicles and homes.
The latest disaster that started on Monday was the result of the chilly conflict between two monarchs in the neighborhood, the Olukare and the Owa Ale.
Olukare of Ikare, Oba Oba Akadiri Saliu Momoh, had in January dethroned Chief Idowu Ogunye as Olokoja of Okoja, and appointed one Chief Sunday Bada as the brand new Olokoja.
Oba Momoh had cited absenteeism from conferences, disloyalty and refusal to obey his directives as causes for dethroning Chief Ogunye.
The disaster that erupted in the neighborhood was over who has the appropriate to summon a gathering of Okoja.
Chief Bada, in a press release, mentioned he known as the same old communal gathering as custodian of Okoja custom and native legislation however hoodlums disrupted the assembly.
Bada, whose home was destroyed in the course of the fracas, accused Chief Ogunye of inflicting hassle in the neighborhood since he was dethroned and in addition petitioned him to varied safety companies.
He mentioned Ogunye was suggested to method the court docket to struggle his dethronement .
“On this notice I name on effectively which means indigenes of Okoja and Ikare to prevail on Baba Idowu Ogunye the dethroned Olokoja to cease bringing hoodlums and thugs to Okoja to permit peace to reign.
“Okoja shouldn’t be Okorun and its purely lies and unfair on his half to hyperlink this problem with Olukare and OwaAle Obaship tussle,” he mentioned
However Chief Ogunye, who denied hiring thugs to disrupt the city assembly, mentioned the fracas was to trigger mayhem forward of the coronation of the brand new Owa Ale, Oba Adeleke Adedoyin.
Chief Ogunye mentioned he was ready to attend the city conferences when he heard there was preventing.
He insisted he remained the Olokoja of Okoja, saying the Olukare couldn’t dethrone him as he was in workplace earlier than the emergence of the current Olukare.
“That Bada shouldn’t be our member of the family. He’s a stranger. I’m nonetheless alive and remained the Olokoja. Olukare didn’t appoint me and he can not take away me.
“They even destroyed my home. They organized all these disaster due to the Owa Ale coronation we’re planning however we don’t need something to disrupt it. I didn’t carry any thug to Ikare,” he mentioned.
A number of buildings and vehicles had been destroyed within the conflict.
Ondo Police spokesman, ASP Tee Leo Ikoro who confirmed the incident, mentioned no one has been killed in Ikare since Monday when the disaster began.
Ikoro mentioned heavy safety personnel has been deployed to strategic places within the city.