There was a pandemonium over the week as villagers run helter skelter in a town called Odomefi, a small town close to Owu-Ikija Ijebu in Ijebu East Local Council Development Area of Ogun State.
According to an eye witness report, a boy called Abayomi living in town, was reported to have allegedly stolen a solar lamp from a shop owner Mrs. Olatunji porpularly called iyawo lobito. The shop owner invited two millitary personnels from a nearby barracks at ilese Ijebu.
The personnels beat the boy blue black, before handing the case over to the Baale of the Community Chief SABINTU ABAYOMI ADETAYO.
It was reported the baale and the shop owner conived to torture the suspect further. According to eyewitness the suspect Abayomi was tied both in hands and legs, starting from thursday 24th December afternoon till the boy was confirmed dead on Sunday morning 27th of December.
After the suspect death in the Baale’s Custody, the suspect family quickly reported the case to a nearby police station in which the case was transfered to the state FCIID ELEWERAN ABEOKUTA from there for further investigation. The police intervention lead to a pandemonium as people in the community ran helter skelter to avoid getting arrested by the policemen who stormed the community.
Furthermore, people from the community revealed the ineptitude atitude of the baale has been puting threat to their lives. His actions have hereby put the entire community into trouble. According to another community report, the baale introduced selling of indian hemp in the community, with his support indian hemp sellers and smokers have been transacting business freely putting the safety and security of lives and properties in the community and environment in danger.
Another report from some community members also reveals the baale was fond of using power and pposition in grabbing lands and selling of another mans properties without informing the concerned party and later hide under the umbrella of developing the community.
Another eye witness conformed to our reporter that the baale sometimes ago stole a cow from fulanis herds normading in the community Sometimes ago, the issued nearly degenerated into chaos in the community but the traditional rulers bailed him out of the mess.
The suspect murder case have been revealed many different negative reports of his wrong actions of the baale in the community using power and position to his advantage. But this time does it mean he has bitten more than he can chew. Presently the Baale his been detained in the police custody with some other accomplice. We await the outcome of the investigations and judgement.