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3 Day Curfew: Clerics Cry Out As Oro Cult Defies Court Order In Ogun



Clerics Appeal To Governor Amosun To Stop Oro Cult Curfew In Ogun

Christians and Islamic clerics in Ipokia Local Government area of Ogun State have cried out over threats by the Oro Cult group to defy a court order by imposing a three-day curfew

Christians and Islamic clerics petitioned Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State to wade in and stop the group.

They alleged that the cult group intend to begin all day-time curfew today, August 10 and end on Sunday, August 12 and again later in the month and September.

In a petition signed by their legal counsels, Samson Kayode and David Folalu, alleged that the cult group had backing of the traditional ruler of Idiroko, Oba John Olakunle Ojo.

However, this is against the January 30th ruling of the Ogun State High Court sitting in Ipokia that the cult group do not have any constitutional powers to declare or impose day-time curfew in the area.

They stated also that the group has threatened to attack all those involved in securing the judgement of the court during the curfew.

The petitioners appealed to the state government to “prevail on the Kabiyesi of Idiroko and the traditional authorities in order to avert a religious crisis in the state.”

Naija News learnt Justice S. M. Owodunni had ruled in the favour of the petitioners in suit no: M/8/2017 challenging the rights of the Oro cult group to declare and impose a curfew on the residents of the communities.

In the ruling made available to our correspondent, the court declared that the “respondents, their agents, privies and their cohorts lack the statutory and or constitutional power to declare and or impose a day time curfew on the applicants or any other citizens/residents in Ipokia, Idiroko, Ihunbo, Ifoyintedo, Ogosa, Koko, Ilashe, Ibatefin, Agosasa, Oniru, Mede and Ajegunle and villages thereunder for the purpose of celebrating Oro festival.”

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