Oro festival paralyses activities in Ikorodu town

The  Oro Festival in Ikorodu on Tuesday paralysed social and economic activities  and restricted movement of  women in spite of the assurance given  by the police and the traditional institution on free movement.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that  women  in the town kept off  the streets while banks and other businesses shut down, with no vehicular and human movements in  major sections such as Aga, Ojubode and motor parks,

Lagos Police Commissioner, Edgal Imohimi and Ikorodu monarch, Oba Kabiru Shotobi, had on Monday jointly issued a statement, assuring women  of their safety during the festival contrary to the agelong practice restricting movement.
The statement  had blamed “mischief makers” for  the development  in the town, going by social media report on the festival.

It also quoted the Commissioner of Police as saying that the Command would not tolerate any discriminatory tradition against the female gender.

The statement further warned that the Command will  deal  with anybody who hides under the guise of custom or tradition to foment trouble in the state. (NAN)

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