Two monarchs docked for alleged impersonation in Ondo

Two traditional rulers from the Ondo South senatorial district of the state, the Olofun of Ode Irele and the Olu of Igodan Lisa, Oba Ademola Idowu Oloworiyibi and Adeyemi Akinde, respectively, have been dragged before an Akure Magistrate Court for allegedly parading themselves as monarch of their communities illegally.

It will be recalled that the court had last week ordered the State Commissioner of Police, Oyediran Oyeyemi, to arrest both men and present them before the court.

The order was followed by a suit filed by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Sir Charles Titiloye, who alleged the two persons of parading themselves as traditional rulers in their domains.

In the suit, both traditional rulers were alleged to unlawfully assume the Chieftaincy title of Olofun of Irele and Olu of Igodan Lisa contrary to and punishable under section 516 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ondo state.

They were said to have permitted themselves to be installed as…

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