Men Of Special Anti-Robbery Squad Besieged Our Community, Arrested The Aworis – Baale Ilisa Of Ilogbo, Chief Emmanuel Abidemi Aina
The Baale Of Ilisa of Ilogbo, Chief Emmanuel Abidemi Aina during an interview on Hebron 95.9FM alleged that the Divisional Police Officer of Onipanu told them that it is not fit for one man to be in possession of money in his pocket, hence it is wrong for the Aworis alone to be in the possession of land without letting their customary tenants too enjoy the privilege they are enjoying. The Baale alleged the DPO of telling them this during a land dispute which they had with the Egbas despite showing court judgement in favour of the Aworis to the DPO of Onipanu Police station, Ota.
Chief Emmanuel lamented while they were going about their lawful businesses yesterday, their community was put under siege by Men of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS) alleged to be on the payrol of one ‘Bembe’ to arrest some innocent Awori Indigenes with claim that the land belongs to the Egbas. He said they were all taken to Sango Ota, Area Command but they have been released on bail; though their vehicles, jewelries and other items were seized by the police officers.
When asked whether they have any court evidence to backup their claim on the said land, the Baale stated emphatically that they had more than four court judgements to show that they, the Aworis are the true owners of the land but the Police officers has decided to align themselves with some group of people to frustrate them over their property instead of performing their duties of settling dispute and maintaining law and order.
While speaking on issuance of certificate to show that the land belongs to them, Chief Aina said ” we were issued certificate by the State Government and also by the Onilogbo of Illogbo, Ota as the true owner of the land.”
During a call in segment of the program, some of the people that called affirmed that what the Baale has said is the truth and that the police officers have refused to give them the needed peace of mind in their communities. Another caller sated that Bembe is known as a regular trouble maker and he is not a man to be attributed to anything good.
Chief Abidemi however called on the State Governor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun and other relevant stakeholders to wage into the issue to restore peace and order and also to caution Police officers in the state to carry out their duties without any fear of favour.