Thugs who made away with the Oba of Lagos’ Staff of Office on Wednesday, October 21 have been warned by the Akinshemoyin Ruling house of Lagos Island to return it or face the consequences thereafter.
In a recently released statement jointly signed by Prince Salami-Abisako and Prince Adeyemi Sarumi, the Akinshemoyin Ruling house of Lagos vehemently condemned the disruption of the peaceful #EndSARS protest by hoodlums.
According to them, the actions by the thugs in causing unrest such as the carting away of Oba is an abomination and sacrilegious.
Their statement read,
“Though we are in total support of the peaceful protest of the Nigerian youths tagged: #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality, we, Lagosians condemn with all sense of responsibility the gruesome murder of Nigerians, the hijack of the peaceful protest by hoodlums, destruction of public infrastructural facilities and property across the nation.
We also condemn the looting of our trad itional and ancestral heritage as it relates to the Oba of Lagos Palace; especially the carting away of the staff of office. We will not allow miscreants to destroy our Lagos ‘Onilu Onije Otu’.
“The acts of these elements are sacrilegious, taboo and abomination to the Yoruba race. These nefarious misfits’ conducts could lead to mayhem in the land if not timely checked and tranquility restored.
“We hereby call on the paramount Apena of Oshugbo, Opa, Akala and other traditional heads and custodians to immediately secure the Oba’s palace from further attack(s) in order to save the face of our traditional stool.
“The royal house, however, called for the return of the stolen staff of authority to be deposited at the Apena of Lagos within 24 hours or the deviants will face the consequences of their action. A word is enough for the wise.”