The Police Lagos, Nigeria has said that a team of police and other security agents has been deployed to Idumota and its environs on Lagos Island to stop the gang fight that erupted in the neighbourhood on Thursday.
Two factional hoodlums popularly known as area boys clashed in the area around 12 pm on Thursday, forcing several traders at the bustling commercial centre to abruptly shut down their shops.
The Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said that normalcy had returned to the community.
Reacting to the allegation against him, Alhaji Adekunle Lawan alias Kunle Poly said the NURTW Lagos State Chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya is behind the crisis on the Island.
He said he was out of Lagos when the crisis started, but immediately the information about the clash got to him, he had to make a detour back to Lagos.
“A lot of my boys have been killed for refusing to be part of them, today make it four years hire assassins were sent to kill me, unfortunately, my personal assistant was killed in the process. I have also done everything humanly possible to make peace with the State Chairman, I have also begged him in the presence of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Hakeem Odumosu.
“I don’t have a problem with anyone at my park, on December 8, 2021 we were with the governor, I have 19 units out of it, the State Chairman collected 12 units leaving seven units for me. Simply because I didn’t support him for his chairmanship ambition then, that I am loyal to former Chairman Alhaj Tajudeen Agbede.”