Fifteen monarchs in Osun State have demanded the suspension of Abdulrasheed Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo, as monarch and Chairman of the Iwo Traditional Council after he attacked Dhikrulahi Aderopo, the Agbowu of Ogbagbaa, at a peace meeting last Friday.
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The monarchs, who were from communities in Ola-Oluwa and Ayedire Local Government Areas of the state, accused the monarch of creating problems for the area rather than resolving disputes.
This came on a day residents of Ayedire, Olaoluwa and Iwo communities of the state took to the streets of Osogbo, to protest the alleged assault on the Agbowu.
A communiqué dated February 16 issued at the end of their meeting, addressed to the state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola and copies made available to journalists in Osogbo, demanded that the Oluwo’s conduct should be investigated by police and be prosecuted accordingly for attacking another monarch before government officials.
It called for the creation of a separate traditional rulers’ council in Ayedire and Ola-Oluwa local governments, in the interest of peace in the communities and the state.
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The communiqué reads: “We call upon Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State to immediately suspend Oba Adewale Akanbi from office as the Oluwo of Iwo and Chairman Iwo Traditional Council for engaging in physical assault in public place, more so against a fellow Oba, an act unbecoming of the exalted office of an Oba. “That the Police should be encouraged to conclude their investigation and arraign Oba Adewale Akanbi in the appropriate Court immediately “That Government should create separate Traditional Councils for Ayedire Local Government Council and Ola-Oluwa Local Government.”
The monarchs that signed the communiqué are Oba Dirkrullahi Akinropo, Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa, Oba Abibu Adetoyese, Olu of Ile-Ogbo, Oba Adekunle Oyelude, Olowu of Kuta, Oba Oyeleso Oyebamiji, Olupo of Oluponna, Oba Abioye Oyewale, Olubode of Bode-Osi, Oba Ismaila Gbadamosi, Ola of Ajagunlase. Others are; Oba Abdul Kadiri Olatunji, Oluwo of Iwo-Oke, Oba Kaseem Orioye, Onigege of Igege, Oba Sikirulahi Ogunleye, Olowu of Ilemowu, Oba Tajudeen Adewale, Oloke of Obamoro, Oba Hafeez Adigun, Onikoyi of Ikoyi, Oba Asimiyu Sodiq, Ologburo of Ogburo, Oba Oye Alajide, Oloja of Agberire, Oba Alamu Oparonke, Onisara of Feesu and Oba Solomon Oyewo, Onifin of Ikonifin.
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The document was also sent to the Assistant Inspector General of Police Zone XI, the Director, Department of State Security, the state Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and the Ooni of Ife.