From Victor Seyi Ilorin
Agbamu community, a town in Irepodun Local Government area of Kwara State has debunked publications in some national dailies that three members of Odua People Congress(OPC) die during a fracas at the 10th anniversary of the traditional ruler of the community.
The Community Spokesman, Prof. Rotimi A. Olawepo, who stated this in a statement made available to journalists in Ilorin on behalf of the community said that the anniversary recorded large turnout of people without any death.
Olawepo wrote: “The celebration witnessed a large crowd of between 3,000-5,000 with
various Royal Fathers within and outside the state in attendance and went smoothly with the Nigerian Police and Civil Defence Corps in control of the crowd throughout the celebration.
“The ceremony was conducted peacefully without any interruption or clash by any group at the venue of the celebration and that the lives of all our dignitaries were not at any time put at risk.
“The attendance of the OPC leader Dr Otunba Gani Adams did not at any time create a breach of peace nor disrupted the ceremony.”
The community spokesman noted that “after the ceremony, there were reported cases of strife and fighting among some groups suspected to be members of OPC among themselves.
“The Nigeria Police was able to control the situation, and no life was lost as reported by some media houses and those that were wounded in the clash were treated and discharged at the General Hospital, Agbamu”.
Prof. Olawepo added that the people of Agbamu are grateful to the Kwara state Government, Nigeria Police, civil Defence Corps, Mass Media who present at the occasion.