The duo of Akiogun and Abisogun Ruling Houses, two of the ruling houses in Iruland in Lagos, have declared support for Prince Aremo Adesegun Oniru as the next Oniru of Iruland.
This is coming on the heels of the claim by the opponent of Adesegun Oniru for the stool, Mr. Hakeem Ajasa that he is from Abisogun family and that he had been endorsed for the coveted stool by the family.
It will be recalled that the Akiogun Ruling House in Iruland, where Prince Adesegun Oniru came from, had earlier endorsed him as their candidate for the stool.In declaring their support for Prince Adesegun Oniru for the stool, members of Abisogun Ruling House spoke through the Odofin of Iruland, Chief Saliu Abisogun during a recent press conference.Speaking under the topic; “On the Oniru Stool: The Need for Further Development Of Iruland,” Chief Abisogun revealed that the Oniru Stool came to statutory recognition in 1994 after a history of more than 200 years.
The Chief added that the late Oba Abiodun Oniru spent 25 years on the throne and that his reign brought about unprecedented development, government recognition and presence with lots of personal prosperity to both the indigenes and foreigners in Iruland.
“It is in connection with this that we, the Chiefs and Baales of Iruland have resolved to back the nomination of Aremo Adesegun Oniru as the next Oniru of Iruland.’We cannot afford, at this stage of our development to allow some elements, who have no contribution to the development of Iruland, to take over the leadership of the city and reduce it to the vassal of some foreign interests.
“We cannot afford stifling of our development in the hands of individuals, who have no knowledge of how we get here,” he said.Abisogun stated that it was with the “distinguished cooperation of Aremo Adesegun Oniru that we recorded tremendous achievements in Ireland under our deceased monarch.
“The family emphasised that Aremo Adesegun Oniru assisted in ensuring unprecedented infrastructural development in Ireland.According to them; “he brought the whole family of Oniru together as a united force in the absence of which it would have been near impossible to make the landmark progress we have witnessed in recent times.
“The Oniru family within the last 75 years, has transformed our collective existence to the pride of all indigenes. The best favour we can do ourselves to ensure continuity of this spate of progress and development.’Chief Abisogun stressed that the fact that the late Oniru of Iruland, Oba Abiodun Oniru was the father of Aremo Adesegun Oniru was not a sound argument to prevent the ascension of Adesegun.He explained that Aremo Adesegun Oniru could legitimately succeed his father if the “development of our land is of any meaning to all.”
“It is instructive to note that this is not an unusual practise as the neighbouring Kingdom of Ikateland wisely did the same in no fat a distance. In addition, the Abisogun Ruling House laying claim currently exclusively occupies the Ilase Royal seat, which is equally part of the Oniru Empire.”
Chief Saliu Abisogun pointed out that the “charade of some individuals carried out some few days ago in the name of nomination of Oniru of Ireland of someone, who has no connection with our historical progress is nothing, but an unnecessary provocation, which is better ignored to pave way for our continued harmony.”
We, the principal members of Oniru family have met together with all relevant Baales in Ireland and have resolved to back the aspiration of Aremo Adesegun Abiodun Oniru as the next Oniru of Ireland.They then urged all the sons and daughters of Iruland to sheath their swords and join hands with Aremo Adesegun Oniru towards “further development of our kingdom.”
“The statutory process for nomination has not been ignited in line with the established legal procedure. Hence members of the public should ignroe any charade being peddled as nomination for the stool.
The obaship of Iruland cannot be a subject of campaign as videoed recently. It is a sacred institution that commands the highest respect and must not be subject to any ridicule,” he said.
Fela’s statue at Allen Avenue pulled down by Lagos State Government
Two years after former Governor of Lagos state Akinwunmi Ambode commissioned a statue of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti at Allen Avenue in Ikeja, the monument has been pulled by the state’s government.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s spokesperson, Gboyega Akosile who confirmed that the statue has been pulled down, said the roundabout where the statue was situated made the list of four roundabouts identified by the current administration as the major cause of gridlock in the state.
Other roundabouts that causes gridlock in the state were said to be located at Ikotun, Lekki-Epe expressway and Maryland. Akosile also told newsmen that the artwork will be relocated to a spot where it won’t cause traffic jam.
Here are before and after photos of the spot the statue was placed at;
BREAKING: Police detain House of Reps member, Shina Peller, in Lagos
The police in Lagos State have reportedly arrested and detained a member of the House of Representatives, Shina Peller, at the Moroko Police Station.
Peller, who is representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa Federal Constituency, Oyo State, was allegedly arrested while trying to take the bail of some clubbers.
The lawmaker is the owner of a popular Lagos club, Quilox.
A statement by Peller’s Press Secretary, Kola Popoola, claimed that the lawmaker’s offence was not disclosed to him as his phones were seized.
He said, “Peller was at Moroko Police Station to bail some of Club Quilox’s customers who had allegedly parked on the road during a show at the club.
“Prior to the kickoff of the 36 hours non-stop show which usually holds every year at Quilox, Peller had informed the concerned Lagos traffic authorities to avoid unnecessary traffic gridlock.
“On getting to Moroko Police Station, the police started harassing Peller and even went as far as seizing all his phones for no reason.
“The continuous harassment and unjust detaining of a member of House of Representatives,Peller, by the police calls for urgent attention of the media, and the Commissioner of Police.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, did not take his calls and had yet to respond to a text message on the incident.
Security Guard drilled over death of Chartered Accountant killed in Ikorodu
The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu has ordered an in depth investigation into the death of Mutiu Agbosasa, the chartered accountant who was murdered in Ikorodu few months after returning to Nigeria from the United States where he lived for 45 years.
The deceased’s security guard identified as Rohis Adamu Dana, has been placed in custody for questioning after reporting the incident to Ijede Police Station.
44-year-old Adamu who disclosed that it did not occur to him to call neighbouring security guards for help, said he was sent to alert the police about the attack by his boss.
A statement released by Lagos Police spokesperson, Elkana Bala reads;
The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc has ordered an in depth investigation into the death of one Mutiu Agbosasa ‘m’ of Ginti Estate, Ijede, Ikorodu. On 15/12/2019 at about 2.30am one Rohis Adamu Dana ‘m’ a security man working with the said Mutiu Agbosasa reported at Ijede Police Station that his boss send him to call the Police. A team of Policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer rushed to the scene. Police found the corpse of the victim in his vehicle burnt beyond recognition.
The crime scene was cordoned off for forensic examination. Homicide detectives and forensic experts from the State Criminal Investigation Department were deployed to the scene for analysis. The corpse of the deceased person was evacuated to hospital for autopsy. The security guard who is 44 days old in the employment, was placed into custody for questioning.
In his statement, he stated that, on 14/12/2019 at about 10.30pm, he opened the gate for his boss to drive into the house and while closing the gate, four strange men entered the house through the pedestrian gate. That he heard his boss shouting that he should run and call the Police. That it did not occurred to him to call neighbouring security guards for help. Investigation is ongoing with a view to unravel the circumstances surrounding his death and to identify those behind the gruesome murder. Meanwhile, security is beefed up in the Estate.
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