An uneasy calm has continued to pervade the Royal View Estate community in the Lekki Ajah area of Lagos State, with the persistent visit of strange persons to the area.
Findings showed that in the last month, some residents have moved out of the community, in their scores to avert what they described as unjustifiable, the bad treatment meted out to some of them by suspected hired thugs.
Sources disclosed that no fewer than ten residents of the area, have been wrongly dealt with by the thugs, who accused them of mounting stiff resistance against them, whenever they were in the community, to deal with one Mrs Adeyinka Salami, whom they have been searching for, for alleged lesbianism.
It is on record that Adeyinka began to have issues with the thugs, when her late husband’s younger brother, whose name was given simply as Taju, hired thugs, to attack her for allegedly having sexual affairs with a lady, who was her classmate in the University.
Princess Adeyinka’s alleged offence, which is punishable under Nigerian law, was reported to the thugs by her brother-in-law who backed his allegations, up with pictures of when she and her friend, were engaging in the hameful act.
Twice, the residence of Princess Adeyinka had been visited by gun-trotting men who wanted her, for punishment as demanded by the sponsor of the attack.
At an emergency meeting of the Royal View Estate Community Development Association(CDA) called to address the situation, the Chairman of the CDA, Chief Oluwole Ikumapayi expressed discomfiture over the harassment of people in the area by thugs.
At the meeting, which was attended by no fewer than fifty residents, the Chairman of the Royal Estate CDA, Chief Ikumapayiexplained that they expected that the thugs ought to have left them alone since the woman they were searching for had left the community for fear of arrest.
He explained further that the anxiety caused in them by the presence of the thugs in the area had negatively affected business activities in the entire community.
“We have taken some steps in the past to address the issue, but it seems the hired thugs have remained adamant, vowing to go all out for Princess Adeyinka, who we have not seen in our midst for months, now” he said.