-Visited Trinity Cemetery to commiserate with families and friends of late Qudus
-Held emergency security meeting with Divisional Police Officers of the three Police Divisions in AJIF LGA
-Panic wave continues to engulf Ajegunle every evening with Dagger, Machete and gun assaults
-Solidarity reprisal attacks by suspected allies of slain Qudus vandalised properties on Wowo Street, and neighbouring environs
-As searchlight beams on Rita’s Place, Gbagate and other Skuchi centres
THE CONTINUAL STREET URCHINS MOB ATTACK IN AJEGUNLE STREETS continue to get from bad to worse as another death was recorded, Sunday April 22, 2018.
The deceased, Qudus Owolabi Ajibola, 28 years, was identified as the son of predecessor Ba’ale of Tolu. According to Ba’ale Idowu Ajibola, the successive Ba’ale of Tolu, he said: “Qudus should have relinquished his mobile hand phone instead of getting into a fight with the boys,” he began.
It was also revealed by the dark skinned Ba’ale of Tolu that his nephew was stabbed with a dagger after he was seen struggling with a group of boys over his mobile hand phone.
Sequel to this, the Executive Chairman of Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area, Hon. Fatai Adekunle Ayoola has placed a bounty on the killers of slain Qudus Ajibola.
He made the declaration during his visit to Trinity Cemetry, venue of where the remains of late Qudus was to be interred. Hon. Ayoola said: “Anybody with useful information about the death of Qudus shall be rewarded handsomely.”
The Council Chairman added that information regarding the death and other criminal tip-off should be directed to the office of Ajeromi Police Division, Trinity Police Division and Tolu Police Division respectively.
And as a follow-up to the ugly trend in Ajegunle, Hon. Ayoola held an emergency meeting with the three Police Chiefs in AJIF LGA as a way to strengthening ways on how to curb the deadly menace of Street Urchins’ mob attack on harmless residents in Ajegunle.
Investigation made on the streets revealed that residents now live in fear, as everybody has become apprehensive of security threat and dangers that abounds every evening in Ajegunle. “We cannot move freely anymore from 7pm, these boys are always going about to attack people with dagger and machete,” Mr. Ibe, a resident of Babani Street said.
Mr. Tobi, a resident of Muyibi Street recounted how his friend lost his life while trying to protect his motorcycle from being snatched away from him by Street Urchins’. “That’s how I lost my friend who was struggling with these boys. He was shot dead when he refused to hand over the motorcycle to them,” he said.
In a related development, properties such as cars and shops in Wowo Street, Tolu community were vandalised in the early hours of Monday, April 23, 2018, after some miscreants believed to be allies of the late Qudus stormed the Street and destroyed properties worth millions of naira. Unconfirmed reports suggested that murderers of slain Qudus lived in Wowo Street.
Also, Hon. Ayoola has persuaded the Nigerian Police to beam their searchlights at bars, joints and lounge where local gin such as Skuchis’ are produced and sold. It is believed that the sweetening deadly drink is part of the flashpoint area for criminal leisure and hideouts.