No death recorded in my palace during hoodlums attack, says Soun of Ogbomoso

No death recorded in my palace during hoodlums attack, says Soun of Ogbomoso

<p class="">Oba Oladunni Oyewumi, the Soun of Ogbomoso, said that no death was recorded during attack on his palace on Sunday</p>

<h1>The monarch in a statement issued by Mr Toyin Ajamu, his Principal Secretary, on Monday in Ibadan, described report of death in the palace as misleading and false.</h1>

<p class="">The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the palace was attacked on Sunday by suspected hoodlums and media reports indicated that three protesters died during the incident.</p>

<p class=""><em>"Our attention has been drawn to misleading and false report circulated on some media platforms that three protesters were feared dead during the Sunday attack on Soun’s palace in Ogbomoso.</em></p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/OTA7MDA_/54802548f62901ddae8aafd03fc77033.jpg" alt="Hoodlums invaded the palace of Soun of Ogbomoso on Sunday destroying chairs, overturned tables and broke windows. [Twitter/@SundayDareSD]"> <figcaption>Hoodlums invaded the palace of Soun of Ogbomoso on Sunday destroying chairs, overturned tables and broke windows. [Twitter/@SundayDareSD]</figcaption> </figure>

<p class=""><em>“The attack was perpetrated by hoodlums, miscreants and thugs, who disguised as protesters against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) leading to the wanton destruction of properties and vehicles at the palace.</em></p>

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<p class=""><em>“A chief among other palace officials, also sustained injuries,’’ </em>Ajamu said.</p>

<p class="">He said what transpired during the ugly incident was contrary to the malicious and biased reports being circulated on social media.</p>

<p class="">“<em>We state categorically that despite the needless provocations and ill-treatment meted out to the royal household during the violent attack on the palace, the paramount ruler and his household did not retaliate.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“Kabiyesi, who was with his chiefs and subjects including Minister of Youth and Sports Development, when the hoodlums invaded the palace, advised the palace staff to refrain from attacking the hoodlums.</em></p>

<p class="">“<em>Hence, none of the miscreants and thugs were attacked by the palace household but rather a chief, who was pelted with stones by the hoodlums sustained serious injuries,’’ </em><strong>Ajamu</strong>.</p>

<figure class="image" align="center"> <img src="http://ocdn.eu/images/pulscms/M2E7MDA_/d1c287f36ae995d28d5f5c30037a912f.jpg" alt="Hoodlums invaded the palace of Soun of Ogbomoso on Sunday destroying chairs, overturned tables and broke windows. [Twitter/@SundayDareSD]"> <figcaption>Hoodlums invaded the palace of Soun of Ogbomoso on Sunday destroying chairs, overturned tables and broke windows. [Twitter/@SundayDareSD]</figcaption> </figure>

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<p class="">He explained that the dead bodies being circulated on social media were brought into the palace by the hoodlums to cause confusion and justify the attack on the palace.</p>

<p class="">He said that the monarch was a strong advocate of peace and unity, adding “<em>such is evident in the robust development the town and its environs witnessed over the 47 years of his reign’’.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“We are by this medium advising the general public to disregard the fake news being circulated that some persons were feared dead in the palace during the unwarranted attack.</em></p>

<p class=""><em>“The palace hereby admonishes media practitioners to get their facts right when reporting sensitive issues such as this ugly incident,’’</em> Ajamu said.</p>

<p class="">He called on the appropriate authorities to investigate the incident to bring the perpetrators to book, to avert a reoccurrence.</p>

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