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Friday, February 14, 2020

Assault: Monarchs, protesters call for Oluwo’s suspension, prosecution

Monarchs   underneath  the Iwo Traditional Council have demanded  the on the spot suspension of  the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba  Abdulrasheed Akanbi, for allegedly assaulting the  Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa, Oba Dikrullahi Akinropo.
The Oluwo  allegedly physically attacked Oba Akinropo throughout a peace assembly  called with the aid of  the  Assistant Inspector-General of Police in price of Zone 11, Bashir Makama,  in Osogbo  on  Friday to settle a land dispute in Iwo.

The development has drawn media attention and attracted public outrage.

Meanwhile, protesters  from Ayedire and Ola-Oluwa  local authorities regions  on Monday stormed the Osun State secretariat in Osogbo to  call for  Oba Akanbi’s suspension.

The protesters from Agberire, Ilemowu, Ogbaagbaa, Ile Ogbo, Oluponna and Kuta stated the Oluwo need to be suspended  for  peace to  reign in Iwo and its environs.

The Iwo Traditional Council   told  Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in a communiqué after their  emergency assembly  on the palace of Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa on Sunday to  also  droop Oba  Akanbi  as  chairman in their council for  his  behaviour.

They introduced, “That the police should be recommended to conclude their investigations and arraign Oba Adewale Akanbi   without delay.”

The obas called for the creation of   separate traditional councils for Ayedire and Ola-Oluwa  in the communiqué signed by monarchs which include Oba Akinropo; the Onigege of Igege, Oba Kazeem  Orioye; the Olowu of Kuta, Oba Hammed  Oyelude; the Olupo of Oluponna, Oba Oyeleso Oyebamiji; the Oonifin of Ikonifin, Oba Solomon Oyewo; the Olu of Ile-Ogbo, Oba Abibu Adetoyese; the Oloja of Agberire, Oba Oye Alajide; and the Onisara of Feesu, Oba Alamu  Oparonke.

The monarchs entreated the kingdom government to  “approve all pending programs at the  Ministry of Local Government Bureau of Chieftaincy for prescribed government for the Part II obas from Iwo Zone, whose  programs are being annoyed by means of the intransigence of Oba Adewale Akanbi.”

They known as for the recognition of  all  beaded crown wearers no longer  in the top books of the Oluwo.

The protesters, who have been acquired via the  Special Adviser to  the  Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Rasaq Adeosun, and  the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, claimed the  Oluwo directed individuals of the  Iwo Traditional Council to reap receipts for land sale in their domain names.

The Asiwaju of Ile Ogbo, Raphael Nafiu, 87, who spoke on behalf of the protesters,  entreated the governor to create a separate council for the conventional rulers in Ayedire and Ola-Oluwa LGAs.

Adeosun promised the protesters that  Oyetola could deal with the problem.

In a announcement, the  kingdom government  described  the conflict between Oba Akanbi and Oba Akinropo as “unfortunate and avoidable.”

The announcement by means of Egbemode  examine in component, “Government is conscious that the State Council of Traditional Rulers has stepped into the matter and we are assured that the council will take appropriate steps to maintain peaceful coexistence among  obas inside the nation.”

On his element, the Oluwo  on Monday asked his critics to go away him to God and forestall judging him.

He said, “It was a case of the oppressor fighting back against the defender of the oppressed, their victims.  During  the direction of the meeting,  the Agbowu tried to play out their orchestrated plan whilst he attempted to poke his strolling stick in my eyes and I speedy replied to prevent him from achieving their plan, to turn me to a blind king.

“My palace had been inundated through complaints of how people in Iwoland have been sent to jail because these monarchs had stimulated cases in opposition to them through their accomplices.

“I found the complaints and protests of these human beings to be authentic after I had accomplished my personal non-public research. I am upset when maximum Nigerians permit sentiments to override their sense of reasoning and hail bad leaders. But I have vowed to continuously combat corruption inside the traditional machine similar to President Buhari is combating political corruption by turning   a  deaf listen   to critics.”
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