Reactions to threat issued by the Oba of Lagos against the Igbos seems to be gathering more reactions by the day as Igbo groups in Lagos have dragged the Oba to the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC.
Two Igbo groups, the Ohanaeze-Ndigbo Lagos and Igbo Justice Congress in have both sent a petition to the Executive Secretary of NHRC, Prof. Bem Angwe, calling for the intervention of the Commission to forestall the threat by Oba Akiolu.
In the petition, written by Innocent Arinze for Ohaneze Ndigbo and Arinze Ugwu for Igbo Justice Congress, according to the Vanguard; the petitioners said:
“The entire Igbo in Lagos State seek your intervention to forestall the threat by HRM Oba Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos to drown all Ndigbo in Lagos State inside the Lagoon if they failed to vote his candidate, Ambode of the APC Lagos.”
Recall that Oba Rilwan Akiolu had threatened that any Igbo living in Lagos who fails to cast his vote for the APC gubernatorial candidate in the coming election, which holds on Saturday, would be thrown into the Lagos lagoon.