Akeredolu to Commissioner of Police: Arrest impostor Ondo monarch

The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has told the State Commissioner of Police, Oyediran Oyeyemi, to immediately arrest and prosecute Ademola Idowu Oloworiyibi, who he accused of claiming to be the Olofun of Irele in Irele Local Government Area.

Akeredolu made the request in a letter he sent to the CP, which was made available to the media on Wednesday.

He said Oloworiyibi was an impersonator as his administration has not approved or appointed anybody as the Olofun of Irele kingdom.

Recall that Oloworiyibi was crowned last month, but a petition to the State Government cited irregularities in the process that led to his coronation.

Akeredolu said in the letter: “Government has noted with deep concern, the activities of one Mr. Ademola Idowu Oloworiyibi, who has been parading himself as the Olofun of Irele kingdom, in Irele Local Government Area of Ondo State. This impostor has not only impersonated the Olofun of Irele kingdom, he has also arrogated to himself the powers to confer chieftaincy titles on unsuspecting beneficiaries and his lackeys/cohorts.

“The position of the State Government is that no person has been approved or appointed as the Olofun of Irele kingdom, hence the activities of Mr. Ademola Idowu Oloworiyibi are not only overreaching but illegal and capable of causing disaffection amongst the peace-loving people of the ancient town which consequences can be better imagined. It is in the light of the foregoing, amongst others, that the Ondo State Government is ordering the arrest and prosecution of Mr. Ademola Idowu Oloworiyibi.

It is a known fact that the Ondo State Government, since the inception of our administration has maintained dignified neutrality in the selection of traditional rulers for towns and villages in the State and this is unarguably responsible for the peace the State is enjoying on chieftaincy matters.

“Consequently, the State Government will not fold it hands and watch any individual or group of Individuals disturb the peace of the State through needless and avoidable chieftaincy tussles. I attach hereto some photographs of Mr. Ademola Idowu Oloworiyibi and his activities.

“While directing you to implement the directive of the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN, please accept the assurances of my highest regards.”

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