Indiscriminate Construction of Shops: Oba Akiolu Warns Perpetrators

The Oba of Lagos, HRM, Oba Rilwanu Aremu Akiolu, Akiolu I, has warned unscrupulous people using his name in the indiscriminate construction of kee klamps and canters on the highways and market places within the Lagos Central Business District, Ebute Ero, Apongbon loop and other strategic places in the State to desist from such dastardly acts or be made to face the full wrath of the law.

A statement issued at the weekend from the Palace quoted the respected monarch as saying that he had observed for sometime the unwholesome development and wished to put an end to it by alerting the general public.

Oba Akiolu, according to the statement, strongly believes that such conduct would undoubtedly obstruct free flow of traffic and aid crime and criminality in those areas.

The monarch has, therefore, alerted the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni; Director of State Security Service, Mr. Adekunle Ajanaku, as well as the Executive Secretaries of Lagos Island Local Government and Lagos Island Local Council Development Authority to move against the perpetrators of the illegal act.

Others alerted by the monarch are the Area Commander, Area A Lion Building and all Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) covering Lagos Island.

The monarch specifically asked the authorities “to ensure that people involved in the act are brought to book and assist government in ensuring free flow of traffic in the affected areas.

The statement added that Oba Akiolu also intends to send out his White Cap Chiefs and others to ensure that sanity is restored on Lagos roads.

“Henceforth, anyone caught in using my name to commit this criminal act will face the full wrath of the law”, the statement quoted Oba Akiolu as saying.