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A faction of the Oodua People’s Congress has asked the Lagos State Council of Obas and Chiefs to warn the Elepe of Epe, Oba Kamorudeen Animasaun, to desist from allegedly supporting hoodlums and members of the Gani Adams-led OPC to attack innocent cadets.
The President of the aggrieved OPC faction, Rasak Arogundade, gave the warning in his petition to the Lagos Council of Obas and Chiefs, a copy of which was made available to SUNDAY LATESTALERT on Saturday.
Arogundade accused the monarch of bias and threatened that his group would fight back if the attackers, allegedly backed by the monarch, did not stop their attacks, saying this could throw Epeland into avoidable anarchy.
The petition stated in part, “It is for this reason that we seek your urgent intervention to advise one of your erring members, Oba Kamorudeen Animasaun, to desist before he completely desecrates the royal stool he sits on and throws Epeland into a state of anarchy by his actions.
“This Oba is siding with Gani Adams’ faction of the OPC and with his backing, attacks are incessantly carried out against our members.”
He said despite attempts to make peace with Oba Animasaun, the monarch remained unyielding.
He claimed that the matter was reported to the police but they pleaded with him and his members to continue to be peaceful.
Arogundade further alleged that the monarch had mobilised soldiers who had started arresting notable members of the group in the town on trumped-up charges.
“Without sounding impudent, I want to remind you of the saying of our fathers that if a goat is boxed into a corner, it will turn back and face its pursuers. If we are left with no other option, we will use all means to protect our lives and property,” the group added.