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Minor Goes Missing Over Tribal Marks In Osun



Al-amin Adedolapo Lateef,

Confusion in Osun over the sudden disappearance of a3-year-old boy, Al-amin Adedolapo Lateef, who was reported to have been declared missing by the family.

Al-amin Adedolapo has been said to have missed when he was 2 years old, the situation which had created panic among the family members.
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The incident happened few days to the celebration of his 2-year-old birthday , in 2021. Reason for his disappearance it was leant was as a result of the his refusal to have tribal mark on his face .

Report said the minor whose 3rd year birthday came up last year December 27 2022 was later declared wanted by the head of their family, Pa Adelabu Lateef for alleged evasion of tribal marks

When the news of the boy being declared wanted broke out, our Correspondent intensified efforts at getting to the what could have led to the action of the boy’s head of the family.

It was gathered that the mother of the boy, Aderonke Abimbola Lateef had taken the boy away from the family house in order to evade being giving tribal mark.

This findings revealed that the family being of one their major Traditional ways of life had planned to inscribed the tribal marks on the boy on December 27,2021 which was the day of his birthday.

The decision of the family it was learnt did not go down well with the his mother who along side with boy fled the house for an unknown destination.

Lahanmi Oyipiloye according to our findings is one of the ruling houses in Osogbo, the capital city of Osun and had from time immemorial mandated to have tribal marks on the faces of male children.

In Osogbo, the Osun state capital for instance, findings however, revealed that tribal marks is one of the criteria or condition which has been passed down from the ancient town and royal families of Oyipiloye, Matanmi, Sogbodede and Laarooye before anyone from the families could become a king

This norms of having tribal marks on the faces of male Children or princes to become a king in the ancient town of Osogbo as one of the yardsticks are not known to many members of these aforementioned Royal families.

Tribal marks are usually permanent on the faces of the bearer; it is a way of identification which has been passed down from family, community and royal lineage. It also functions to differentiate one ethnic group from another.

While commenting on the development, Comrade Mrs Iyabode Ishola and Pastor Tunde Aboderin frowned at the inscription of tribal marks on the faces of male children in some family houses especially the royal families in Osogbo, Capital of Osun State, describing it as archaic, and an infringement on their fundamental human rights.

Pa Adelabu Lateef, therefore on behalf of the family urged anybody with useful information to contact the family in Osogbo, Osun State capital.