Amole Festival: Hoodlums attack Sales Representative in Akure

Some hoodlums have blocked Bolajoko junction of Oke-Aro, along Idanre road in Akure, the Ondo state capital

They looted a bus loaded with foodstuff and other household materials and carted them away.

This has caused confusion in the area.
Eyewitnesses say the hoodlums
they were enforcing the age long tradition of the annual Aheregbe and Amole festivals holding today.
They also seized the sales representative’s three year-old daughter and handset after deflating the bus tyres.

The Sales Rep named Festus said he was taking his daughter to school when they blocked him at Bolajoko junction and empty his bus loaded with his company’s household products.

He said  he was not selling today as a mark of respect for the Akure festival that forbids opening of shops, markets, buying & selling.

After two hours, some good spirited people around the area followed the boys and retrieved the ‘kidnapped’ daughter.

When contacted over the incident, the  Deji of Akure spokesman, Mr Michael Adeyeye said the palace was not aware of the incident.

He promised that proper investigation would be done to unmask the perpetrator for necessary traditional actions.

The Palace of  the Deji of Akure had  on wednesday  notified the residents of Akure and its environ that all Markets and Shops in Akure will be shut today.