*bring out palliative food items in your custody, – youths insist
By; NIYI OGUNGBOLA, Abeokuta
Bishop of Egba Diocese, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Oludaisi Adekunle has cried out for help from government as well as other appropriate authorities to checkmate the excesses of hoodlums who kept invading the Bishops’ Court at Onikolobo Abeokuta.
Bishop Adekunle who was emotional disturbed made this appeal yesterday in Abeokuta,the capital while briefing Journalists about his stranger encountered with deadly looking hoodlums.
The man of God disclosed that these hoodlums who claimed to be #End SARS youths came demanding for palliative food items suspected to have been hoarded within the premises and all his explanations to them that nothing in his care did not satisfied them.
Further recounting his ordeals Bishop Adekunle said that if these unwanted visitors were not checked it could lead to lost of lives and wanton destruction of both public and private properties.
The visibly worried man of God alleged that the youths, who came I’m batches at regular intervals, were always chanting war songs, which forced him to send a “Save Our Soul” calls on security agencies as well as other relevant stakeholders for help, stressing that when those hoodlums started jumping the perimeter fence of the Bishops’ Court, he had no option than to cry out for help.
Adekunle explained that the youths have been persistently thronging the Bishops’ Court since Thursday all through till Saturday morning in batches, looking for the palliative food items suspected to have been warehoused within the premises.
Speaking further, Adekunle said the youths embarked on the search following a Facebook reports allegedly posted by one Fasheun Samuel Olumuyiwa, wherein he claimed that palliative food items were being kept in the premises of the Bishops’ Court.
Our correspondent gathered that the development has also forced the Garrison Commander of the 35 Artillery Brigade in Alamala, Abeokuta to deploy a team of the army personnel to secure the Bishops’ Courts at Onikolobo to prevent it from being set ablaze by the rampaging youths.
As at the time of filling this report, two pickups vans of armed policemen have been drafted by the State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajagun to compliment efforts of the armed army personnel already stationed at the Court.
Adekunle however, appealed to parents to prevail on their children on the need to stay away from trouble which could tarnish the image of their respective families.