Ilorin Community decries police arrest of its members

Written by on October 19, 2015

A man is arrested by the police for looting on the fourth day of a nationwide strike against the removal of the petrol subsidy in Lagos January 12, 2012. Tens of thousands of Nigerians have been protesting up and down Africa's most populous nation for four straight days in protest against the axing of the petrol subsidy, which more than doubled the price to around 150 naira ($0.93) per litre.  REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS ENERGY)

Members of Idi-Ape/Ajibesin/Laduba community, Ogidi area of Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State yesterday rose from a meeting decrying unlawful arrest of two members of the community over land tussle by the police. The arrested persons were Muhammad Jamiu and Mallam Aromokola.They said the dispute, which emanated from a portion of land that should ordinarily be made a pathway, should have been amicably resolved. The arrest was at the instance of one Saadu Oniguguru, who erected a fence on a pathway in the community, and thus blocked vehicular movement perpetually.

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