The Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi has reacted to reports that he beat up another monarch during a peace meeting.
According to reports, Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of zone 11, Bashir Makama, had called for a peace meeting amongst royal fathers from Iwo axis over land disputes.
During the meeting, Oba Akanbi allegedly stood up from where he was sitting and descended on Oba Dhirulahi Akinropo, Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa town, inflicting injury on him.
According to Daily Post, the Oluwo said “there is no issue at all, I wonder why they are so sensational about the issue, we would take care of it, why are they inviting you guys over such an issue, I don’t think it is necessary.”
Olu of Ile-ogbo, Oba Agbaje Habeeb Adetoyese, confirmed the incident to journalists at the Osun State General Hospital, where the assaulted monarch was receiving treatment and accused the Oluwo of threatening other monarchs at the meeting.
“This is indeed a bestial conduct that is highly unbecoming of an ordinary individual, let alone a royal father. How could a monarch of Oluwo status descend so low to the level of physically assaulting another king in the presence of AIG; this is strange to say the least.
” He just stood up from where he was sitting without any provocation and started beating a revered monarch from Ogbaagba, it was the AIG himself that rescued the monarch from him.
“We are calling on Governor Oyetola to quickly suspend Oluwo with immediate effect, keeping him on that throne portends great danger to other kings and the state at large,” the monarch said.