By Ayobami Agboola, 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 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 Agbowu said he leaves 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 on Friday was true.
The monarch said it was very painful that AIG who was a living witness to the assault allegedly meted on him by Oluwo, could openly denied while he was testifying before the monarchs, saying despite the fact that the Oluwo himself claimed it was a self-defense.
He said: “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 surprised that the commissioner for local government and chieftaincy and the commissioner for lands also boycotted the meeting. They both claimed to have travelled including Iwo Local Government chairman. I want the two commissioners to swear with Ogun that I was never beaten.
“The Officer in charge of legal, AIG, the commissioner for chieftaincy affairs, the commissioner for lands and all other kings were present.
“AIG opened the discussion that some kings are having dispute over land. But commissioner for Chieftaincy Affairs, Taju Lawal, quickly wade in, saying, land matters are best resolved among the kings. He argued that it is not a criminal matter, so, police should stay away. He told us all that aggrieved parties should go to court. At that point, Oluwo stood up saying he’s not interested in court.
“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’s 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 I could be assaulted in his presence. OC legal, Mr James then asked that we should write statement before going to hospital at Asubiaro.
“I was examined and treated. I returned home to douse tension because the people of Ogbaagba were already planning to storm Osogbo with annoyance. But to maintain peace, I asked them to wait for me and I returned home at night after I was treated at the hospital. I, again went to the hospital the following day for treatment”
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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