Community Demands Dethronement of Monarch Over Badoo Attacks

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Ibeshe protesters

By Eric Elezuo

The residents of Odogunyan community of Ikorodu have demanded the dethronement of their traditional ruler, the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Adewale Shotobi following yet another senseless killing of three members of a family five of which one is missing and the other is battling for his life.

The residents took to the street when the dastardly act was discovered, storming the palace of the monarch in anger.

The residents took a swipe at the monarch, demanding his dethronement as well as a “thorough investigation” into the killings.

The Command spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) said the incident was being investigated. He however, declined to comment on steps the command is taking to prevent future attacks.

It will be recalled that in recent times, Ikorodu town has become a killing field where an entire family is wiped out in one fell swoop in the middle of the night in what residents have described as ritual killings.

It is also on record that accusing fingers have pointed at the traditional institution as the killers are known not to have taken any property after popping out their victims’ brains with a grinding stone.

In the recent attacks, those that were killed included David Ikehi, his wife, Priscilla and son Moses. The family’s four-year-old boy Sunday is battling for his life in hospital while their two-year-old son is reportedly missing.

 

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