Oluwo: Oba Akinropo dissatisfied over AIG’s stance
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
The Agboowu of Ogbaagba, Oba Dhikrulahi Akinropo, who was allegedly assaulted by the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi has expressed disappointment over the disposition of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone XI, Bashir Makama on the matter.
Oba Akinropo expressed displeasure over the failure of the Osun State Government to take proactive measures on the matter, despite the fact that state government representatives were also present when he was allegedly assaulted.
Speaking with journalists in his palace, the Agboowu said he has left the AIG to God to judge, if truly the testimonies he gave before the members of the Council of Obas when he, Oluwo and the AIG were invited during the Council of Obas meeting was true.
The monarch said it was very painful that the AIG who was a living witness to the assault allegedly meted on him by Oluwo, could openly deny while testifying before the monarchs, saying despite the fact that the Oluwo himself claimed it was a self-defense.
“The most painful thing is the report police AIG submitted to the Council of Obas that we never fought in his presence. We need to be careful of this country. Police are one of the major problems we have. Oluwo himself claimed it was self-defense, but AIG told Council of Obas last Friday that he did not witness any fight. I feel very betrayed by the police. The AIG is a bloody liar.
“I was seated on the same row where he seated. Next to Oluwo was Alhaji Kamal, Chairman, Iwo Local Government and I followed. I told him to take it easy but the reaction I got from him was different punches to the extent that I fainted.
“He questioned why I should be talking while he was talking. Perhaps, I would be dead by now if not for AIG that forcefully dragged him away. I sustained injury. I told AIG that I felt very bad that I could be assaulted in his presence. OC legal, Mr James then asked that we should write statement before going to hospital at Asubiaro.
Meanwhile, Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi has been suspended from attending the Osun State Traditional Rulers Council meeting for six months, though, the state government is yet to state its stance on the matter.
Oba Akanbi described the decision of the Council of Obas as political, which could not stand, saying the monarchs fail to treat the main issue which was the reason for the meeting.
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