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NIGERIA: Vigilante Group petitions Lagos Speaker over case of impersonation

Vigilante Group of Nigeria VGN, has petitioned the Speaker Lagos State House of Assembly, Honourable Adeyemi Ikuforiji, over the need to revisit the case of impersonation by one Mr. Olawale Jahum, who has allegedly been falsely parading himself as the Lagos State Commander of the Vigilante group.
In a letter titled ‘’Call for revisiting the case of impersonation and false parading as a Commander by Mr. Olawale J.O’’ and signed by its solicitor Hanacho Alozie Esq, the group, a registered entity, wants the Speaker to intervene alledging that as the activities of Mr. Olawale, if not checked, was capable of causing confusion which could degenerating to breach of the peace. They also stated that it was capable of endangering lives and property of innocent persons should the group decide to retaliate.
The group, headed by Alhaji Ali Sokoto as the National Chairman/Commander General and Prince Ademola Akerepa as the State Chairman/Commander, said it had reported the activities of Mr. Olawale with disclaimers from the National Chairman/Commander General to the House and other organs of the state but rather than such activities to reduce, he appears to have the support of the state as he has severally been invited by the House to make presentations on behalf of VGN in spite of the disclaimers and petitions.
The letter also claimed that between June 18, 2013 and August 21, 2013, Mr. Olawale had allegedly led some thugs and hoodlums to attack some of its offices and members respectively. ‘’Be that as it may, it is our brief to inform you sir, that Mr. Olawale, who has been parading himself in a provocative manner as the Lagos State Chairman/Commander of the VGN and issuing various press statements as well as making representations in that behalf is an impostor whose activities if not checked is capable of not only causing confusion but also degenerating to breach of the peace that could endanger lives and property of innocent persons should our clients decide to retaliate.
It is our brief to inform you on behalf of our clients that but for the maturity and restraint of the Lagos State Chairman/Commander, the brazen provocations of Olawale and co would definitely have degenerated to attacks and counter attacks which may likely degenerate unless you use your good office to act by stopping all collaborations and cooperation which our clients believe the Lagos State House of Assembly is erroneously according this impostor.
‘’Be also informed that we have the brief of our clients to take all legally cognizable steps to protect our clients’ name and interests should this petition be treated with levity or disregarded. This is a distraction that you cannot afford in these turbulent times,” he stated.

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