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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Youths protest deaths in Ondo community, burn monarch’s property

The peace of ancient town of Ikun-Akoko in Akoko Southwest Local Government of Ondo State was disrupted on Thursday, when youths of the town  protested against what they described as nonchalant attitude of the monarch of the town to the incessant premature deaths of promising sons and daughters of Ikun Akoko in positions of authority.

The youths were reported to have carried leaves, palm leaves, placards with various inscriptions to express their displeasure about tragedies that have befallen their town which have been causing unrest and panic.

They claimed that Onikun of Ikun, Oba Olokunbola Adedoyin is now parading himself as a “born again Christian” who refused to do rituals  than can ward off the calamities.

They stormed the palace and threw leaves and palm fronts, after which the only petrol station in the town owned by the Oba was touched during the protest.

Contacted, the monarch Oba Olokunbola Adedoyin who ascended the throne 19 years ago, said he had been trying his best to attract development to the town since he became the Onikun of Ikun.

The traditional ruler who narrated his ordeal in the hands of the irate youths, said they threatened to kill him and his son before they attacked his petrol station where an attendant was matcheted and three  generators valued at N1.5 million were vandalized.

He described himself as a prayer warrior with others that have been praying for Ikun Akoko.

When the Divisional Police  Officer  for Oba-Akoko was contacted on phone, he confirmed that some people were arrested at Ikun  and would be arraigned in court.

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