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Despite Assembly Order To Disband Group, ACP Okoro’s Youth Vanguard Attack Council Boss At Festac Residents’ Meeting

EMMANUEL UBA (A.K.A ONWA), LEADER OF COMMUNITY POLICING YOUTH VANGUARD  (IN WHITE) WRESTLING THE MICROPHONE FROM THE EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, COMRADE AYODELE ADEWALE, WHILE HE WAS ADDRESSING MEMBERS OF THE FESTIVAL TOWN RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (FTRA), ON THE 6TH SEPTEMBER, 2014, HELD AT C-COURTESY, 6TH AVENUE, FESTAC TOWN, LAGOS.  WHILE FROM LEFT ARE: THE AREA ‘E’ POLICE COMMANDER, ACP DAN OKORO (DRESSED IN A POLICE UNIFORM); MR. SOLA FAKOREDE, COMMUNITY III CHAIRMAN; COMRADE JOLA OGUNLUSI, FTRA PRESIDENT; MR. MAXWELL K. O. LEMAIRE, SECRETARY GENERAL AND A POLICE MAN LOOKING WITHOUT MAKING ANY EFFORT TO PREVENT THE HARASSMENT
EMMANUEL UBA (A.K.A ONWA), LEADER OF COMMUNITY POLICING YOUTH VANGUARD (IN WHITE) WRESTLING THE MICROPHONE FROM THE EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, COMRADE AYODELE ADEWALE, WHILE HE WAS ADDRESSING MEMBERS OF THE FESTIVAL TOWN RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (FTRA), ON THE 6TH SEPTEMBER, 2014, HELD AT C-COURTESY, 6TH AVENUE, FESTAC TOWN, LAGOS. WHILE FROM LEFT ARE: THE AREA ‘E’ POLICE COMMANDER, ACP DAN OKORO (DRESSED IN A POLICE UNIFORM); MR. SOLA FAKOREDE, COMMUNITY III CHAIRMAN; COMRADE JOLA OGUNLUSI, FTRA PRESIDENT; MR. MAXWELL K. O. LEMAIRE, SECRETARY GENERAL AND A POLICE MAN LOOKING WITHOUT MAKING ANY EFFORT TO PREVENT THE HARASSMENT

There seems to be no end in sight to the crisis between the Comrade Ayodele Adewale led administration in Amuwo Odofin Local Government and the Area Commander of Area E Police Command, Assistant Commissioner of Police Dan Okoro over the establishment of the Community Policing Youth Vanguard  by Okoro.

Suffice to add that the Lagos State House of Assembly has ordered ACP Okoro to disband the group when the matter came up during investigation by the ad-hoc committee set up by the Assembly to investigate circumstances leading to the crisis in the local government.

The leader of the outlawed group, Emmanuel Uba, aka Onwa and his cohorts were seen at the Quarterly General Assembly meeting of the Festival Town Residents Association (FTRA), which was held at 6th Avenue, Festac Town, over the weekend allegedly harassing and attacking the Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Comrade Ayodele Adewale with ACP Dan Okoro allegedly watching with amused interest.

EMMANUEL UBA (A.K.A ONWA), LEADER OF COMMUNITY POLICING YOUTH VANGUARD  (IN WHITE) WRESTLING THE MICROPHONE FROM THE EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, AMUWO ODOFIN LOCAL GOVERNMENT, COMRADE AYODELE ADEWALE WHILE HE WAS ADDRESSING MEMBERS OF THE FESTIVAL TOWN RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (FTRA), ON THE 6TH SEPTEMBER, 2014, HELD AT C-COURTESY, 6TH AVENUE, FESTAC TOWN, LAGOS.  FROM LEFT ARE: MR. SOLA FAKOREDE, CHAIRMAN COMMUNITY III; COMRADE JOLA OGUNLUSI FTRA PRESIDENT, MR. MAXWELL K. O. LEMAIRE, SECRETARY GENERAL; A POLICE MAN LOOKING WITHOUT MAKING ANY EFFORT TO PREVENT THE HARASSMENT.
EMMANUEL UBA (A.K.A ONWA), LEADER OF COMMUNITY POLICING YOUTH VANGUARD (IN WHITE) WRESTLING THE MICROPHONE FROM THE EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, AMUWO ODOFIN LOCAL GOVERNMENT, COMRADE AYODELE ADEWALE WHILE HE WAS ADDRESSING MEMBERS OF THE FESTIVAL TOWN RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (FTRA), ON THE 6TH SEPTEMBER, 2014, HELD AT C-COURTESY, 6TH AVENUE, FESTAC TOWN, LAGOS. FROM LEFT ARE: MR. SOLA FAKOREDE, CHAIRMAN COMMUNITY III; COMRADE JOLA OGUNLUSI FTRA PRESIDENT, MR. MAXWELL K. O. LEMAIRE, SECRETARY GENERAL; A POLICE MAN LOOKING WITHOUT MAKING ANY EFFORT TO PREVENT THE HARASSMENT.

Comrade Adewale while recounting his ordeal with Journalists noted that “In the course of my address, the leader of the notorious group, Emmanue Uba (a.k.a Onwa) came to the high table to harass me and grabbed the microphone from my hand.

The photographer attached to my office was also attacked and his camera smashed, while my car was partly damaged. I narrowly escaped death but was saved by policemen from Festac Town Police Division, backed up by operatives of the SSS and the NSCDC in the local government.”

The local government boss further stated that, “what I saw on the eventful day could have been better imagined than experienced. The harassment and the attack took place under the watchful eyes of the Area E police Commander, ACP Dan Okoro. In fact, there were series of consultations between the Area E commander and members of the Community Policing Youth Vanguard shortly before and after the harassment and attack took place”.

AREA ‘E’ COMMANDER, ACP DAN OKORO.
AREA ‘E’ COMMANDER, ACP DAN OKORO.

Comrade Adewale emphasized that he would not give in to hoodlums. “If their mission is for me to bow to their nefarious activities, I will not,” he vowed.

He used the medium to once again appeal to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN; the acting Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba; and the new Commissioner of Police in the state, Kayode Aderanti; to intervene in this crisis.

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