Indigenes and residents of ancient Orugbo-Iddo Community, Ikosi-Ejirin Local Council Development Area (LCDA) a suburb in Ikorodu area of Lagos State, yesterday, stormed the state House of Assembly, Alausa, Ikeja to protest over alleged plans to install a non-indigene as the next king, the Olofin Ijaiye of Orugbo-Iddo Kingdom.
The protesting group who claimed it had earlier sent petition to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and the House of Assembly and Council of Traditional Rulers, (Obas), was led by one of the contenders of the stool, Prince Lawal Adeleye.
According to them, “All the petitions submitted have been swept under the carpet and suppressed.” Adeleye, who claimed to be the Oba Olofin-Ijaiye designate, accused some government officials of colluding with one Abdul Adewale to install him as the next traditional ruler of Orugbo-Iddo, despite the fact that the matter is still in court for determination.
The placard carrying protesters, barricaded the road leading to Lagos House, office of the Governor and House of Assembly Complex, insisting on being attended to. Read more