•Damaged car, injured person at palace of Oba Okukayode Raji.

Suspected hoodlums and land grabbers on Sunday invaded Isiu palace in Ikorodu, Lagos State, in a failed abduction of the newly installed monarch following sporadic gun shots at the premises.

Recall that Oba Okukayode Raji was given staff of office by Lagos State Commissioner for Special Duties, Wale Ahmed, on Aug. 24, 2020.

The monarch told the media that the hoodlums came in dozens with dangerous weapons before the intervention of local vigilante groups that averted their plots and chased them away.

“Suddenly, we started seeing strange faces and many boys coming closer to the palace with different weapons in their hands.

“While they moved closer, they started shooting; one of my sons was wounded in the process.

“My house, my car and many people who came to pay homage to me were also wounded.