Committed to ensuring sustained peace and tranquility in all parts of Ogun State, the State House of Assembly through its Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs has warned one Mr. Ademola Eletu Asorota to desist from parading himself as the Oba-elect of Itele Ota in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the State.
The House Committee led by Hon. Bolanle Ajayi, issued the warning during a meeting with the representatives of Adogun Atele Family led by Chief Taoreed Liasu, Legal counsel to Olota of Ota, Olaotan Ayodeji and Director, General Services and Administration, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, Dada Oloruntoba, at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, on the issues concerning the stool of Onitele of Itele Ota, as part of the Assembly’s quasi-judicial function.
Ajayi in company of Honourables Solomon Osho, Yusuf Adejojo, Abdul Bashir Oladunjoye, Ganiyu Oyedeji, Musefiu Lamidi, Adams Isaac, Yusuf Amosun and Damilola Soneye directed all parties concerned on the Obaship issue, including the State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and Olota of Ota, Oba Abdulkabir Obalanlege to stop all ongoing actions pending the delivery of judgment of an on-going suit on the matter before the court.
The lawmakers admonished the residents of Itele Community through the Adogun Atele Family to continue to promote peaceful co-existence amongst residents of the community and forestall any act that could lead to the break down of law and order in the area.
In the same vein, the committee equally summoned one Mr. Goriola Adeniyi to appear before it next Tuesday to respond to a petition written against him by Imobi Descendants’ Union over his purported claim to the Obaship stool of Imobi, Ijebu in the Ijebu-East Local Government Area of the State.
Consequently, the committee directed Goriola Hassan to stop parading himself as an Oba and should appear before the House on the said date alongside all the 36 Baales under the Imobi Kingdom to enable the Assembly find a lasting solution to the issues brought before it.
Chairman of the committee stated that failure to honour the invitation would result in the issuance of an arrest warrant to all invitees, especially Goriola Hassan, who failed to honour an earlier invitation extended to him by the Assembly.