*Letter is fake, we will investigate – LG Chairman
By KEMI KASUMU
A viral video emerged Wednesday morning revealing some fresh recruits into the Nigeria Army, who are non-indigenes of Lagos State but were issued ‘Letter of Indigeneship’ with they were taken.
Found culpable in this constitutional breach, allegedly, was Oshodi-Isolo Local Government which letterhead from the Office of the Executive Chairman conferred the unlawful rights to enable people, who are not indigenes of the state, enjoy the slots of Lagos State indigenes in the Nigeria Army recruitment.
But the Local Government Executive Chairman, Otunba Kehinde Almaroof Oloyede, in a swift reaction, denied knowledge of the letter as he said it was not from him.
In a statement titled, “Letter of Indigeneship: Oshodi-Isolo Council Chairman, Oloyede Orders Thorough Investigation, Promises All those involved will face the full wrath of the law” from his Media Office, the Chairman not only declared the letter as fake but also ordered thorough investigation of the matter.
Following the development trending online, the Executive Chairman, according to the statement, ordered thorough investigation into what it described as the disturbing video.
Oloyede, while ordering thorough investigation into the matter, vowed that all elements or persons behind the criminal act will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
The council boss condemned – in its entirety – the issuance of the letter of indigeneship to the none indigenes.
The council chairman fumed at such act he called criminal, saying no stone will be left unturned to unravel the elements behind the issuance.
“I received the report of the unfortunate trending video, where a letter of indigeneship were purportedly issued to some none indigenes, which has placed the local government in public glare. As the Executive Chairman, I have ordered that a thorough investigation be carried out and that all those involved be handed to security agencies for prosecution.”
“Let me use this opportunity to inform our people that we shall not in anyway sweep this unfortunate matter under the carpet, as we want to unearth those behind this to serve as deterrent to others who will want to drag the noble name of our council in disrepute. We will do the needful, we will not let any stone unturned,” he said.