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Oniru raises alarm over plot to cause crisis in Iruland

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Oba Gbolahan Lawal Abisogun II, the Oniru of Iruland, has raised an alarm over plot by some individuals to cause chaos and crisis in his Kingdom.

The monarch, who raised the alarm in a statement released by his media office on Monday, explained that some residents are trying to cause confusion and disturb the peace in Iruland under the pretext of staging a protest.

Oba Lawal alleged that thugs and paid agents from outside the kingdom have been recruited and mobilised to be part of a protest scheduled to take place today (Monday) at an undisclosed location.

He, however, urged all residents of Iruland to go about their lawful duties, noting that efforts are being made to ensure that peace and development continue to reign in the kingdom.

The statement read: “The attention of the Oniru’s palace and the Oniru royal family has been drawn to a planned protest by a faceless group sponsored by some disgruntled members of the family in order to precipitate and create confusion within the Iru Kingdom.

“We are using this medium to alert members of the public and, in particular, security agencies to be alive to their responsibilities and forestall a probable break down of law and order in Iruland through this ill-conceived protest, meant to hoodwink unsuspecting members of the public and cause a breach of public peace.

“We have it on good authority that thugs and paid agents from outside the kingdom have been recruited and mobilised to be part of the protest slated for Monday, July 13, at a yet to be announced location.

“It is important to reiterate that Iru Kingdom is a peaceful, upscale community in Lagos which has been further reaffirmed by the Oniru of Iru, Oba Abdulwasiu Gbolahan Lawal, who upon his ascension, continued to demonstrate his commitment to ensuring that all residents and business owners have a comfortable environment to live in and do business.”

The Oniru said he respects and believe in the right to protest as a constitutional right, saying that he hope that the planned protest is carried out lawfully and peacefully as anyone that operates outside the law or attempt to cause any breach of the peace in the name of protest would be dealt with according to the law.

He added: “We are, therefore, advising parents and guardians to warn their wards not to be used for any act that will cause public disturbance.

“All residents are similarly enjoined to go about their lawful duties unhindered, as all efforts are being made to ensure that peace and development continue to reign in Iru Kingdom.”

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