Oluwo of Iwo suspended for six months

Oluwo of Iwo suspended for six months

The Oluwo of Iwo kingdom, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has been suspended for six months by the Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers. A committee head

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The Oluwo of Iwo kingdom, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has been suspended for six months by the Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers. A committee headed by Orangun of Ila, Oba Wahab Adedotun, was also constituted by the council to further investigate the matter involving the Oluwo and Obas in Iwo land.

The royal fathers at their emergency meeting held at Osun State Government Secretariat, Abere, presided over by Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, arrived at the decision to suspend Oba Akanbi. Part of the reasons for suspending Oluwo was his alleged disrespect for Alaafin of Oyo, Alake of Egbaland and Ooni as well as his recent brawl with a fellow monarch.

The Oluwo had last week Friday beaten the Agbowu of Ogbagba, Oba Dhikirulahi Olabira on during a peacemaking meeting organized for royal fathers by the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of zone 11, Bashir Makama. The peace meeting was to resolve a land tussle among monarchs within Iwo axis.

But the Oluwo had defended himself saying he was only acting on self defence as the Agbowu of Ogbagaa was the one who initially attacked him at the meeting.