Monarchs Demand Suspension Of Oluwo Of Iwo For Attacking Colleague

Oba Rasheed Akanbi and colleague, Oba Dhikrullahi Olaniran
Oba Rasheed Akanbi and colleague, Oba Dhikrullahi Olaniran

Some group of Osun state Monarchs has petitioned the Osun State government to suspend
the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi for allegedly beating up his colleague, Oba Dhikrullahi Olaniran, the Agbowu of Ogbagbaa during a meeting.

According to the Olu of Ileogbo, Oba Habeeb Adetoyese who spoke on behalf of the group, he said they had gone to a peace talk at the t Zone XI Command of Nigeria Police Force, Osogbo when the controversial monarch descended on his colleague.

He said:

“In October last year, the Oluwo wrote a petition against us to the Assistant Inspector General of Police that royal fathers were threatening his life and selling his land. “Then AIG Oyebade warned that he would not condone any form of trouble from our area. He directed that we should have a meeting and resolve the issue. We also saw the governor and he gave same instruction. A peace meeting was fixed for Iwo Local Government Area secretariat. That day, he (Oluwo) disrupted the meeting. He came with thugs. “When the government observed that the first meeting did not yield good result, another meeting was fixed for 9am today (Friday). Letters were sent, inviting us to the meeting.

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At the meeting today, we were asked to introduce ourselves and we all did. When Oluwo was asked to talk, he accused me of selling his land. He raised same allegation against Agbowu of Ogbagbaa, Onigege of Gege. I told the meeting that I did not sell Iwo land. “The Commissioner (for Local Government) told us that since the matter had to do with land, he could not intervene. He advised that parties should approach the court to decide on the matter or meet the governor. “AIG was still speaking to us on the position of the commissioner on the matter, when Oluwo started shouting that there would be chaos.