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EXCLUSIVE: Oba, Police steps into the Ikorodu Muslims, Osugbo cult tussle

The ongoing power struggle between Ikorodu Muslims and the traditional Alawo Opa also known as Osugbo cultists group in Ikorodu community appears to be nearing its end soon.

This is as a result of the recent developments after the case initially scheduled to be heard in court was suddenly asked to be settled out of court.

Recall that earlier, InsideMainland reported the case between Ikorodu Muslims cultists group over threat to life and forceful association was initially scheduled to be heard at the newly built Ikorodu Customary Court, Ita – Elewa, yesterday, Monday, March 5, 2018.

The cult group had threatened a Muslimah, Hajia Rizqah Jubril to either join the cult, leave the town or die. This led to a solidarity call between the Muslim community who reported the case to the Police before the eventual arrest of some members of the Alawo Opa group.

However, instead of going to court for the hearing, the concerned, Hajia Rizqah, Alawo Opa group, Muslims and other members of the community went to the Police Station for a resolution and were addressed by the DPO.

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InsideMainland exclusively gathered the matter was greatly influenced by the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Kabir Shotobi who spoke to the DPO of Igbogbo Police station, Ikorodu, Lagos Mainland, to ensure a swift resolution to the matter.

At the Police station, the Police boss spoke to the parties (Muslims and Alawo Opa group) stressing that no one is allowed to threaten a citizen nor coerce such person to join a group.

A Muslim faithful who spoke on behalf of the concerned Muslim community said the leader of the cult group known as Apena should compile the list of Hajia Rizqah or her late mother has to give to the cult. He stressed that the Muslim community is not promising to pay all as requested by the cult group.

Meanwhile, the Apena who led the Osugbo group confirmed the late mother of Hajia Risqah been a member of the group. He also said the group would desist from harassing or threatening the Hajia.

Furthermore, InsideMainland learnt that the aggrieved parties were made to sign an undertaken with the Osugbo group instructed not to threaten or get close to Hajia Risqah’s family and her residence.  The cult group agreed to the terms and were made to vow not to do anything diabolical to the Hajia or her family.

Listen to the conversation at the Police station between the DPO, the Cult members and the Muslims courtesy of Know Islam official page below.



Idris Aina
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