A faction of the Oodua People ’ s Congress has asked the Lagos State Council of Obas and Chiefs to warn the Elepe of Epe, Oba Kamorudeen Animasaun , to desist from allegedly supporting hoodlums and members of the Gani Adams – led OPC to attack innocent cadets.
The President of the aggrieved OPC faction , Rasak Arogundade , gave the warning in his petition to the Lagos Council of Obas and Chiefs , a copy of which was made available to the public on Saturday .
Arogundade accused the monarch of bias and threatened that his group would fight back if the attackers , allegedly backed by the monarch , did not stop their attacks, saying this could throw Epeland into avoidable anarchy .
The petition stated in part, “ It is for this reason that we seek your urgent intervention to advise one of your erring members , Oba Kamorudeen Animasaun , to desist before he completely desecrates the royal stool he sits on and throws Epeland into a state of anarchy by his actions .
“ This Oba is siding with Gani Adams ’ faction of the OPC and with his backing , attacks are incessantly carried out against our members . ”
He said despite attempts to make peace with Oba Animasaun , the monarch remained unyielding.
He claimed that the matter was reported to the police but they pleaded with him and his members to continue to be peaceful .
Arogundade further alleged that the monarch had mobilised soldiers who had started arresting notable members of the group in the town on trumped – up charges .
“ Without sounding impudent , I want to remind you of the saying of our fathers that if a goat is boxed into a corner , it will turn back and face its pursuers .
If we are left with no other option , we will use all means to protect our lives and property, ” the group added