THE Odofin of Sonyindo in Sagamu area of Ogun State and member of the Sagamu Security Committee, Oba Gisanrin Lasisi has debunked the notion that the cultists disturbing the peace of the town are indigenes.
Oba Lasisi who spoke on the recent cult clash that claimed eight lives in the area while reacting to the claim made by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, via his X handle, that almost everyone young in Sagamu was a cultist, said it’s not true.
He made known in a interview with newsmen recently.
“That’s not true. Yes, we have a problem to deal with but that does not mean we have to demonise an average young man in Sagamu. That type of sweeping generalisation is wrong. I know Muyiwa very well; he was with us here in Sagamu when I just became the king.
“We interacted a lot before (he) moved to the state command (headquarters), Abeokuta, where he became the Police Public Relations Officer and then moved to Lagos. After which he was moved to Abuja as the Force PRO. That generalisation is not the truth.
“When you hear them speaking, you can easily spot that they are strangers; they really don’t have anything at stake, so destroying a place that is not their root means nothing to them.
“Talking about the fight against cultism in Sagamu, I want to say that as traditional rulers, we have not been folding our arms but it is unfortunate that our resolve to fight this menace to a standstill has yielded little result.”. The monarch stated.