Ijebu Ode, Royal Wedding, Awujale of Ijebu Land, Oba Sikiru Adetona's Daughter
Ijebu Ode (Omo Alagemo Merindinlogun as sometimes called its indigenes) witnessed an unusual dimension today November 5th 2016 from day break till late evening. It is often believed that Ijebu Ode is a peaceful environment where its dweller enjoy what majority of Lagosians are struggling to live with on a day to day basis.
Gist/gossips all around the town today was about the Wedding of Sidikat Motunrayo Adetoun, the daughter of the Awujale of Ijebuland (Oba (Dr.) Sikiru Adetona) with Olanrewaju Oladiran in Ijebu Ode. In attendance were dignitaries from the south western region and beyond viz; Guest at the wedding include Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Dr. Kayode Fayemi... The list is just endless.
The sole interest in today's event was reflective in the coordination of the security agencies all round the town; soldiers, police, vigilante groups were more than necessary due to the rate of atrocities committed in the land lately. The justification here is about the rates of crime against life and properties in the land which flows from robbery (armed in particular) in various dimensions suffered by inhabitants; shop burgling, kidnapping for ransom.., and lately to the visit of Awujale Palace in the search of Ade (Crown). Although, it was recorded that lot of goodies were catered away from the palace with the exception of the Crown. This therefore remains worrisome to the inhabitants respectively.
These and lots more made it of top priority to see into the security measures in the land. With the coordination of the security officials today, it's continuity on a day-day basis can reduce case of criminal related issue and also deter potential offenders. Thence, the town must not just be a secured arena for the rich and powerful ones but rather for all (particularly the masses-hopeless ones).
Happy Married Life - Sidikat Motunrayo Adetoun
#Long Live the King#
Kabiyesi Oba Alayeluwa of Ijebu Land - Awujale
God Bless Ijebu Ode
Pictures from the Wedding sourced from Linda Ikeji Blog