‘Hoodlums’ in Oyo prevent security agents, court bailiffs, others from implementing court order

No fewer than 50 hoodlums on Friday prevented the bailiffs of the Oyo state, the surveyor-general, to carry out a judgement of the state High Court on the proper demarcation of a large expanse of land situated at Olooro Village in Ona Ara local government area of the state.

The hoodlums were seen brandishing guns, cutlasses and all sorts of dangerous weapons vowing not to allow representatives of the court and the surveyor-general to establish the survey pillars as directed by the court.

All entreaties by Surveyor Yemi Ajadi and bailiffs of the court that they were trying to carry out the instruction of the surveyor-general and a judgement of the state High Court were rebuffed by the rampaging bandits.

Speaking with newsmen on the issue, Surveyor Ajadi said, “The community head in the area claimed that he was not informed ahead of their visit to the community and that if he was aware, he would have mobilized his people to be at the scene.”

In a petition sent to the Commissioner of Police in Oyo state, Mr. Peter Idowu; counsel to King Nureni Akintola Lasisi; the national president of Soludero Hunters Association, said, “By a judgement of the Oyo state High Court in Suit No: 1/143/2015, our client was declared owner of a large parcel of land at Olooro Vilage, in Ona Ara local government.

“The behaviour and attitude of the suspects is capable of bringing the administration of justice to disrepute and it may lead to a situation of anarchy if it is not curtailed on time.”