The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi has been accused of beating up the Agbowu of Ogbagbaa, Oba Dhirulahi Akinropo during a peace meeting to resolve a land tussle among monarchs within Iwo axis.
Oba Akanbi was accused of attacking Oba Akinropo in the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone 11 Bashir Makama, who convened the peace meeting which other monarchs, top police and government officers attended.
Olu of Ile-ogbo, Oba Agbaje Habeeb Adetoyese who confirmed the incident while speaking to newsmen at Osun State General Hospital in Asubiaro, Osogbo where the assaulted monarch is receiving treatment described Oluwo’s alleged attack as a “bestial conduct”. He also alleged that Iwo monarch also threatened other royal fathers at the meeting.
“This is indeed a bestial conduct that is highly unbecoming of an ordinary individual, let alone a royal father. How could a monarch of Oluwo status descend so low to the level of physically assaulting another king in the presence of AIG; this is strange to say the least.
” He just stood up from where he was sitting without any provocation and started beating a revered monarch from Ogbaagba, it was the AIG himself that rescued the monarch from him.
“We are calling on Governor Oyetola to quickly suspend Oluwo with immediate effect, keeping him on that throne portends great danger to other kings and the state at large”.
Reacting to the allegation, Oluwo of Iwo said;
“There is no issue at all, I wonder why they are so sensational about the issue, we would take care of it, why are they inviting you guys over such an issue, I don’t think it is necessary.”