Aiyetoro youths caution police against detention of their elders
AIYETORO Youth Congress (AYC) in Aiyetoro, Ondo State has cautioned the state police command to beware of being used to oppress their elders in the ongoing kingship crisis in the community, consequent upon the invitation of 13 of their elders to the State Investigation Bureau (SIB) yesterday.
This admonition was contained in a statement made available to The Guardian yesterday by the AYC chairman, Mr. Iretolu Ajinde, who allegedly accused the police of supporting the minority against the wishes of the entire community.
According to Ajinde: “It is disheartening that the Nigeria Police can degenerate into such oppressive tool in the hands of the privileged few at the expense of the majority, who rejected the enthronement of Olaseni Ajijo as the Ogeleyinbo of Aiyetoro community.”
He lamented the roles of the Divisional Police Headquarters, Igbokoda, in the crisis which allegedly lured and unlawfully detained 31 youths of the community in April and later arrested another seven after they had been forced to pay some amount of money as bail.