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Lagos Speaker urged to intervene in illegal street blockage

By Francis IWUCHUKWU

A call has been extended to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, to intervene in the illegal street blockage put in place by one Segun Oyebanji.

The call was made by the Eluku Community Development Association, Oke-Eletu, Ijede, Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria, through a letter dated March 8, 2021.

The letter titled, ‘ILLEGAL BLOCKAGE OF A GOVERNMENT DULY REGISTERED STREET — (BISIRIYU ASELESI) AND THE INSENSITIVITY OF LOCAL AUTHORITY/ CONCERNED GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO TAKE
APPROPRIATE ACTION’ read: “It saddens our heart that the Eluku CDA of ljede local government has been left to fight the battle of Lagos State with no collaboration or support from local authority and concerned agencies of government.

“A middle-aged man called Segun Oyebanji sometimes in mid-2019 just decided to block a government road, Bisiriyu Aselesi at Cele Bus-Stop, Oke-Eletu en-route to ljede.

“All efforts to ensure the re-opening of the road failed as this bully has continually harassed and sometimes personally beat-up leaders and residents within the community.

“As we speak, the same man is currently facing an assault charge at the ljede Magistrates Court. Prior to our cry for help through this letter, we had reached-out to Ijede LCDA, Police, Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs, Lagos State Building and Controlling Agency and the CDC.

“It is instructive to note that with all these efforts made, there is no sanity in sight because the road remains blocked, and this bully has constructed shop on a government road.

“If this act of blocking the street is allowed to stand, it will create a serious security threat as well as breach of peace for the occupants of the community as they will be at the mercy of other adjourning community roads for inwards and outwards passages.

“Furthermore, we also want to report the following in conjunction to the street blockage:

“That Mr Segun Oyebanjo has been threatening all the Landlord as he claimed he will send hired Assassins after them.

“He has also recruited some boys which he is using to threaten people and harass the residents.

“The boys he recruited are constituting nuisance to the community as they smoke openly, rob, attack and even rape people at will.

“We, therefore, appeal to you to please use your good office to call him and his boys to order.

“It will be appreciated if this issue is given the urgent attention it deserves.”

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