Invasion of Iraye: “I Am In Court throughout ,I don’t know anything about it” – Otunba Lamina Cried Out
Written By Dedeigbo Ayodeji
Posted By Town Crier News Nigeria
Published By Fitness Network Communications
The Managing Director, Omolamina Global Ventures Limited (OGV), Otunba Kamorudeen Olaseni Lamina, has called on the people of Iraye community and its environs to disregard malicious statement circulating in the public domain that he was involved in the recent attack in the community and called for immediate arrest of the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
He explained that he was innocent and was never in that community the day the attack allegedly took place, but was in far away at Ilaro with his lawyer to honour a court summons.
Therefore, he added, it was rather spurious, uncalled for and wicked allegation to have linked him to the attacks that took place in the community.
“The allegation is not true, I thank God that day I wasn’t around, I went to Ilaro on Monday as I have matters in court at Ilaro on 20th September, 2022. I stayed at Ilaro with my lawyer, Abayomi Omotubura and my manager, Wasiu Lalile. We left the court around 3pm and returned back to Odogunyan, Ikorodu around 8:30pm.
“To my surprise, immediately I got to Odogunyan, I started receiving calls saying that almost 20 vehicles filled with armed policemen from Eleweran went to Ikodoye police station then to Iraye because there were cults clash at Iraye led by by Ganiu Lateef a.k.a Eleda.
Others cultists who allegedly participated in the cult clash as was revealed included: Sunday Orepe a.k.a Otunba Danladi, Shakky Adamo, Yinka Ope, Zalumo Lookman, Adegangan Aderogba, Saheed Adejuwan a.k.a Agah, Azeez Shopeyin, Abiodun Shokunbi a.k.a Sempe, Idris Mansanwo a.k.a Aloma, Suliaman Mansanwo, Tijani Ganiu (King of boys), Tunde Imole, Musiliu Salau a.k.a M S. Wasiu Olaribigbe a.k.a Epo, Wasiu Omo, Damola Ogunbiyi, Saheed Apasin, Murphy Ope, Morufu Ojoge, Sule Ajasa, Kamaru Onifowosho etc.
Speaking with journalists in Lagos on Friday, Otunba Kamorudeen stated that on the 19th of January, 2022, this group of cultists attacked the Iraye community, killing one Ariyo. These hoodlums have been invading the village since 2019 constituting nuisance even attacking policemen.
“The matter is still on ground. However, the matter was taken to Abuja before the IGP ordered the matter to be transferred back to Ogun state based on the petition the family member wrote. The same cultists attacked policemen from Eleweran, injuring three of them. Immediately I came back, I called DPO, Igode and he confirmed that it’s true.
“To my greatest amazement, the criminals who committed the act are now posting unfounded stories rubbishing my name and linking me to what played out in the community. You can go to Ilaro and confirm from the registrar, Mr. Femi if I was in court the same day the attack took place or not? These hoodlums have been invading the village since 2019 constituting nuisance even attacking police men.
When asked about his connection with the community, he said “In 2014, my company bought 40 aches of land in Iraye village. But in 2017, there was a suit against my company by the family at the High Court in Shagamu. Aside from that, I don’t have any issue that will make me attack the community. It is absolutely incorrect whatever picture of attack purportedly carried out that is linked to me he said.