Akeredolu imposes 24-hour curfew on Ondo community over chieftaincy tussle


Following the crisis that broke out in the ancient city of Ikare-Akoko, headquarters of Akoko North East Local Government, Governor Okuwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the community.

The move by the governor was made known following the killings and destruction of property by some youths in the community over the Olokoja Chieftaincy stool.

Saga Gist had reported how four persons were killed in the community with properties destroyed over the chieftaincy tussle.

According to a statement by the state government, which was signed by the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, the curfew takes effect from 6.00pm on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

Ojogo emphasized that security operatives had been deployed to the community with a mandate by the state government to enforce the curfew.

He added that anyone caught violating the order will face the full wrath of the law.

Similarly, the state government also ordered the immediate suspension of all activities relating to the Olokoja chieftaincy title.

“No one is permitted to parade himself as Olokoja or engage in promotional activities relating to the title in question.”

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