Residents Scamper to Safety As Suspected Hoodlum Invades Ogun Community - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE


Monday, 8 November 2021

Residents Scamper to Safety As Suspected Hoodlum Invades Ogun Community

By Our Correspondent

Residents of Igowaju-boun-Okerala in Simawa area of Ogun state scampered to safety as suspected hoodlums invade the community, thereby creating fears in the minds of the residents.

According to eye witness, the suspected landgrabbers who invaded the community with guns and cutlasses were allegedly been were invited by Oba Adewale Adeniji Oniraniken to secure land in that area. 

Salient Times had reported that about thirteen villages which Oba Adewale Adeniji, Oniraniken said to have secured a judgement over the ownership, has resulted to high level of insecurity in the community and nearby villages causing pandemonium to the residents over fear of being attacked or kidnapped by the hoodlums.

The level of insecurity has risen above comprehension after Oba Adewale Adeniji, Oniraniken invited the armed bandits today again,  the said land (over 4, 000 acres) which he believed they will secure the land for him despite court order and rulings on ownership of the property with their guns and weapons.

Other villages affected by the insecurity are Okerala Odofin, Okelara Apena Seriki village, Okerala Tarogun village, IpaVillage, Ososa Village, Simawa village respectively, leaving the residents in daily fear to perform their daily activities over fear of being kidnapped and killed by these men.

Meanwhile, Ogun State House of Assembly had summoned the Oniraniken of Iranike (Elewu Oku), Oba Adewale Adeniji, to appear before the lawmakers on January 23, 2021 to tender his documents proofing him as the genuine owner of the 4,000 Acres of land but he couldn’t provide any but paid for hoodlums to terrorize the entire villages causing fear to the dwellers.

Also information getting to us has it that high ranking police officers in Abuja and in particular a Deputy Inspector General was mentioned by an anonymous source to be involved in this land grabbing business in support of Oba Adewale Adeniji Oniraniken over selfish returns.
Same hoodlums was said to have attacked so many residents leaving on Lukman Kareem with high degree of injury, his left eye was damaged by the gang, while several people were also injured and displaced.

The resident are calling on President Mohammadu Buhari, Inspector General of Police, Baba, The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dr Dapo Abiodun to wade into the matter to ensure there is adequate security of lives and properties before it end in uncontrollable chaos as the people in the community are completely in fear of attack by the suspected hoodlum at any moment.