Concerned stakeholders in Irun, Akoko Northwest local government area of Ondo state Thursday debunked the report of insecurity in the ancient town as reported in the media.
They described the claim as unfounded and baseless; stressing that the purported petition written to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris by some indigenes in the community was mischievous.
The petition was entitled:’Re-illegal installation, threat to lives, murder and destruction of properties at Irun-Akoko’.
According to the Olisa of Irun-Akoko,Chief Rufus Ajakaye,the security agents within the local government could testify that peace is reigning supreme in the town.
He said the socio-economic activities were booming in the town without any disturbance,while the youth leader in the area,Kola Ariyo corroborated the notion.
Ajakaye stressed that the choice of Oba-elect, Prince Adeusi Bada was widely accepted by the cross section of the community.
Ariyo denied that the Onirun-elect had hands in the death of one Adekiya Apata,stressing that the suspected killer had already been charged to court.
The Oba-elect, prince Bada described himself as a peace lover,who would not destroy his home because of becoming a monarch.
He emphasised that his progenitors were from Irun-Akoko and not strangers as some people claimed.
The Onirun-elect hailed security agents for their professionalism and the way they handled the issue having won three cases with the fine of N180,000 granted him thereafter.
Prince Adeusi urged the state government to expedite action and approve his appointment to facilitate the presentation of instrument of office in the interest of peace in Irun-Akoko community.