Efforts to abduct monarch fails in Ikorodu

Armed Men Invade Residence Of Lagos Monarch In Failed Abduction

Suspected hoodlums and land grabbers on Sunday invaded Isiu palace in Ikorodu, Lagos State in a failed abduction of the newly installed monarch following sporadic gun shots at the premises.

Oba Okukayode Raji was given staff of office by Lagos State Commissioner for Special Duties, Wale Ahmed, on Aug. 24, 2020.

Raji said;

dozens of armed men invaded before local vigilantes intervened to foil them and chase them away.

Suddenly, we started seeing strange faces and many boys coming closer to the palace with different weapons in their hands.

While they moved closer, they started shooting; one of my sons was wounded in the process.

My house, my car and many people who came to pay homage to me were also wounded.

More than 60 people were shot, those who sustained serious injuries have been taken to the hospital for treatment, the monarch said.

Raji said he contacted the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and the Area Commander for assistance.

They responded very late but later sent their officers to patrol the community.

“However, three suspects have been arrested so far,” he said.

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