Vidoe: I Don’t Have To Go To Their Meetings – Oluwo of Iwo Boasts
Oluwo of Iwo laughs off his reported suspension from the Osun state Council of Traditional rulers council. He says he remains “the authority over idols and the representative of Almighty in Osun state.
The Oluwo in a video obtained by CityNews Oluwo denies punching anyone as claimed, while urging the public to disregard his suspension from meetings. He further said that, his non-attendance of meetings will not reduce him or his title.
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED
Onigege of Igegeland, Oba Kazeem Adio Orioye, who was at the meeting in Ola-Oluwa Local Government Area of the state, when the issue occurred speaks to us:
“On that day, the AIG asked us to introduce ourselves. We all identified ourselves. It was the AIG that first addressed us. He also told the Chairman of Iwo Local Government Area to speak. Then the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs also addressed us. While speaking, the commissioner said he would not apportion blame.
He gave Oluwo two options as regards the land issue. The commissioner said if Oluwo had anything to prove the ownership of the land in other communities near Iwo, he should go to court and prove it. He also said since he represented the governor, he would have to go back to his principal and brief him. He said the governor would later invite us to have a discussion to settle the issue amicably.
AIG APPRECIATES COMMISSIONER
Then the AIG thanked the commissioner because he was the one that didn’t allow us to waste too much time on the issue by providing necessary guide. The commissioner said the governor would be told to expedite arrangement and meet with us. The AIG also said after our meeting with the governor, our resolution should be communicated to him.
But while the AIG was still speaking, Oluwo stood up and started saying we were the ones selling lands. The Chairman of Iwo Local Government Area (Raji) sat between Oluwo and Agbowu. Oluwo suddenly left his seat, went to where Agbowu sat and started punching him. The effect of the punches was heavy on Agbowu and he put his head on the table in front of him. Still, Oluwo didn’t stop punching him. It was the AIG and the Officer-in-Charge (Legal) that rescued him.”
The Oluwo has been in the news for so many reasons lately.
OLUWO IS CAUSING FRICTION
Onigege also accuse Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi of trying to cause friction between the chiefs and their people, which they are trying to avoid.
“Akanbi has been recruiting some of our tenants and using them against us. For instance, I installed a Baale in a village – Tootoo. By the evening of the same day, Oluwo came in with his people and installed another person as Baale in the same village. A Baale was beaten and stripped naked. It was the police that took him to the Area Commander’s office.
The case is still in court now. The suspects were remanded. The court did what it was supposed to do. There are some villages that fall under my town called Mogaji and Olukotun. My Oosa was chosen from Mogaji village, my Aro was chosen from Olukotun and they all pay tributes to me. We have receipts for this.
Oluwo has directed these people not to pay tribute to me again. Someone wants to use a parcel of land for poultry. Work had already commenced there but some people came at night and stole poles used for fencing there. That case is also in court. Oluwo has been using our tenants and sponsoring them to threaten us. There are up to 10 court cases that came about as a result of what Oluwo is doing.