#BounceExclusive: Shops In Oregun Shut Over Oba’s Demise
Segun works with a private company in the Oregun area of Lagos State.
He looks forward to 10am every day when the office assistant takes his food order and that of others in the office.
But the news he got from the office assistant on Wednesday got him transfixed with bulging eyes as he was informed that no shop around the office premises opened.
‘Why’? Segun asked and he was told that the burial procession for the late Oba of Oregun commences this week, so all shops including the food vendor that supplies Segun’s breakfast were closed.
A resident, Tobi who spoke to Bounce News, said that the burial ceremony will be held throughout the week.
He said, “A program of events has been lined up for the burial ceremony which will include masquerade parade.
“It will be like this till Monday when they must have finished the burial rites for the late Oba.
“No trader must open shop today, hawkers are also included as a bread seller had her goods seized by the community officials when she was seen hawking”.
A spare parts seller who was seen sitting in front of his locked shop revealed that anyone that violates the instruction will be severely dealt with.
He was however seen attending to customers discreetly.
That was the same situation in some other areas too as shop owners were seen offering skeletal service to their customers.
The Oba died two weeks ago after a brief illness according to reports.