The Oluwo of Iwo kingdom, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi has dismissed the suspension imposed on him by the Osun council of traditional rulers, saying he rem
The Oluwo of Iwo kingdom, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi has dismissed the suspension imposed on him by the Osun council of traditional rulers, saying he remains in charge of his kingdom.
Earlier on Friday, the council had announced that it resolved to suspend Akanbi over his poor conduct towards the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi. The council also set up a committee to look into the misunderstanding between the Oluwo and other Iwo monarchs.
But hours after this announcement, Akanbi took to Instagram to say the action of the council was illegal. In a video post which showed the Oluwo dancing, he said he was never suspended as Oluwo of Iwoland and that the Osun State Traditional Council only recommended his suspension from the council meetings and activities for six months on the guise that his conduct (being too flashy, stylish, human rights defender and swagging); and that (the suspension) is even subject to the governor’s approval.
“This clarification is important for the public notice!” the post read.
The council announced his suspension one week after the news broke that Akanbi assaulted Dhikurulahi Akinropo, agbowu of Ogbaagbaa, at a peace meeting summoned by an assistant inspector-general of police. Although he denied attacking Akinropo, many called for his suspension.