The palace of the Oloja of Lagos and the entire family of Oba Kosoko of Lagos has disassociated themselves from the unrest that occurred on the Lagos Island on January 19, 2022.
The palace and the family said that the fracas titled, “Idumota vs Kosoko”, was perpetrated by street gangs for selfish motives and has nothing to do with the Kosoko palace or the family.
In a joint press statement signed by Prince Abiola Oloja-Kosoko, Oloja of Lagos (Elect) and Alhaja Mutiat Ashabi Alli-Balogun, Head of the King Kosoko Royal Family, the family enjoined the general public to desist from implying in any way that the family was a party to the disturbance.
“It is with great dismay that the King Kosoko Royal family and the Oloja of Lagos Chieftaincy Family wish to be disassociated from the 19th of January 2022 Lagos Island unrest titled, “Idumota Vs Kosoko”, the statement said.
“It is of importance to state here that the King Kosoko royal family is not an organisation but a reputable Royal / Chieftaincy family in Lagos State and three other West Africa countries. And as such does not has anything to do with the 19th of January 2022 Lagos Island unrest orchestrated by some street gangs for selfish reasons,which we believe the Nigerian Police force are still investigating.
“We, hereby, wish to disassociate ourselves from the unrest and we shall appreciate that the general public desist from the claim that Kosoko family is in any way part of the unrest”, the family stated”.