Egba Council removes village head over alleged criminal activities

For his alleged criminal activities, particularly on land matters and others, the Council of Ijemo Chiefs, Abeokuta, Ogun State, led by its Oluwo, Chief Oluyinka Clement Kufile, has suspended from office, Chief Olalekan Odemuyiwa, as the village head of Agejo community in Obafemi-Owode Local government area of the state.

In a statement announcing the suspension, Chief Kufile, who is also the Aro of Egbaland accused Odemuyiwa of showing utmost disrespect and disregard to the council and a constituted authority.

The high chief further stated that Odemuyiwa on several occasions had refused to honour the invitation of the council to defend himself over the allegation.

‘’That in order to forestall the use of your position as the Baale against the people you have issues with, it has become pertinent to reconsider your position as Baale, and in view of your glaring attitude, which is non-challant, belligerent and unfriendly, it will be counter-productive to retain you as Baale.

‘’That there is no evidence to show that you understand the position of a Baale, the culture of respect in our tradition and institutions and the need to protect the interest of the people of Agejo. With your disposition there is no doubt that conflicts will continue to arise between you and the people

‘In view of the above, I am to say that, on no account should you parade yourself as the Baale of Agejo anymore or cause anything or anybody to reflect this in whatever form henceforth’’

‘You are advised to immediately cease to function as the Baale of Agejo as the traditional authority bestowed on you on your installation has been withdrawn by the authority of the Ijemo Traditional Council. Please be properly guided’, the council warned.

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