The Akinshemoyin ruling house of Lagos Island has warned those who made away with Oba of Lagos’ Staff of Office to return it or face the consequences.
This was disclosed in a recently released statement jointly signed by Prince Salami-Abisako and Prince Adeyemi Sarumi.
They noted they are in support of the peaceful protest against police brutality but however condemned the protest being hijacked by hoodlums.
The statement also frowned at the Lekki Toll Gate massacre, but said some elements are carrying out sacrilegious and abominations across the state.
Their statement read, “Though we are in total support of the peaceful protest of the Nigerian youths tagged: #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality, we, Lagosians condemn with all sense of responsibility the gruesome murder of Nigerians, the hijack of the peaceful protest by hoodlums, destruction of public infrastructural facilities and property across the nation.
We also condemn the looting of our traditional and ancestral heritage as it relates to the Oba of Lagos Palace; especially the carting away of the staff of office. We will not allow miscreants to destroy our Lagos ‘Onilu Onije Otu’.
“The acts of these elements are sacrilegious, taboo and abomination to the Yoruba race. These nefarious misfits’ conducts could lead to mayhem in the land if not timely checked and tranquility restored.
“We hereby call on the paramount Apena of Oshugbo, Opa, Akala and other traditional heads and custodians to immediately secure the Oba’s palace from further attack(s) in order to save the face of our traditional stool.
“The royal house, however called for the return of the stolen staff of authority to be deposited at the Apena of Lagos within 24 hours or the deviants will face the consequences of their action. A word is enough for the wise.”