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Court stops curfew imposed for traditional festival

Oro cult members in Ipokia Town, Ogun State have been asked to obey the court judgement prohibiting daytime Oro cult imposed curfew on the town.

Head of Local Government Administration, Mr. Ayo Lemose during stakeholders meeting at the local government secretariat read the court ruling against daytime curfew by Oro cult and presented the decision reached by Ogun State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and Yewa Council of Obas prohibiting daytime curfew throughout Yewaland.

Transition Committee Chairman, Ipokia Local Government, Mr. Abdulkabir Abolurin who gave the caution to the cult, urged the members to comply with the resolutions of the traditional council and the directive of the state government advising Oro festival activities to be held between the hours of 12:00 am and 4:00 am.

The local government leadership also directed security operatives to provide adequate security to the people during and after the Oro festival.

Stakeholders at the meeting include; Onipokia of Ipokia—Oba Yisa Adeniyi Olaniyan, Ojutaye Oloro—Chief Ojo Alade, Ipokia High Chiefs, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), League of Imams and Security Operatives.

The Oro cult members in Ipokia Town had earlier threatened to proceed with their annual festival which involves daytime curfew in the town, a decision which religious groups in the area have resisted suggesting a possible breach of peace in the area.

Wale Oluokun

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