Suspected hoodlums and land-grabbers invaded Isiu palace on Sunday in Ikorodu, Lagos State in a failed try and abduct the newly-installed monarch following sporadic gunshots on the premises.
NAN stories that Oba Okukayode Raji was given the workers of workplace by Wale Ahmed, the Lagos State Commissioner for Particular Duties, on August 24, 2020.
Raji instructed NAN that the hoodlums got here in dozens with harmful weapons earlier than the intervention of native vigilante teams that averted their evil plots and chased them away.
The monarch mentioned: “All of a sudden, we began seeing unusual faces and lots of boys coming nearer to the palace with totally different weapons of their fingers.
“Whereas they moved nearer, they began capturing; certainly one of my sons was wounded within the course of.
“My home, my automobile and many individuals who got here to pay homage to me had been additionally wounded.
“Greater than 60 individuals had been shot, those that sustained critical accidents have been taken to the hospital for therapy.”
Raji defined that he contacted the Space Commander and the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) for assist.
“They responded very late however later despatched their officers to patrol the group,” he mentioned.
“Nonetheless, three suspects have been arrested to this point.”
Raji, nonetheless, urged group leaders and indigenes to cooperate and remedy land issues themselves to make sure absolute peace inside the communities.