The leaders, women and youths from Makun stormed the palace of Oba Akarigbo of Remo land carrying placards with different inscriptions on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, in a peaceful protest.
As early as 10 am, the protesters convened at the palace while the meeting of royal fathers in Remo was ongoing and they were chanting their cause before the Akarigbo to register their plights before the king.
The concerns of Makun people hove around the alleged excesses of land grabbers who have invaded the ancient town of Makun, seizing lands and chasing indigences away from their ancestral homes. According to report, no fewer than fourteen villages have been invaded by the order of one Oniranke of Iranike, Oba Adewale Adeniji who is being alleged to be the brain behind the act.During the peaceful protest at the ongoing meeting of Obas, two kings were sent by the Akarigbo to calm the angry protesters and sue for peace.
The representative king, the Eleposo appeal for calm as he said the matter is being tendered for discussion.
However, the protesters insisted on remaining at the palace until the alleged Oniranke is brought out, until Oba Timothy Akinsanya, the Ewusi of Makun intervened and appeal for calm.
After continued chants from protesters and noises, some kings joined Akarigbo before the protesters, there the protester led by Comrade Jamiu Olododo Expressed their feelings with evidence of Makun sons Matchette by land grabbers sent by alleged Oniranke.On his part, Oba Akinsanya, The Ewusi of Makun stated that Oniranke has been going around claiming ownership of Makun Land as well as superiority over Makun kingdom.
To this end, the Ewusi says that Akarigbo should as an appeal, order Oniranike and the land grabbers to vacate all Makun lands and villages within seven days or he will have to direct Makun sons to return back to their homes and villages with full force.
However, in his response, Akarigbo thanked all Makun indigenes thanked Ewusi for calmness all the while and promised to set up a committee with parties from Makun who will work it out within or even less than the set seven days.
While the protesters agreed to obey their kings, the Akarigbo, Ewusi of Makun and all other Remo kings are still holding a meeting at this report is being published.