The Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers has suspended the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi over alleged public assault on Oba Dhikrulahi Akinropo, the Agboowu of Ogbaagba.
The Council announced the suspension on Friday after a three-hour meeting presided by the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi in Osogbo, the capital of the state.
The Orangun of Ila Orangun, Oba Wahab Adedotun made the announced the suspension.
Announcing the sanction, Oba Adedotun, said: “Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi has been suspended for six months.”
The council said Oba Akanbi’s “indecent acts” to some monarchs, including the Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi; Alake of Egbaland and the Ooni of Ife necessitated his suspension.
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The Oluwo of Iwo had last week Friday allegedly assaulted the Oba Akinropo, over a land dispute in Iwoland.
The alleged assault took place at the office of the Assistant Inspector-General (AIG) of Police, Zone 11, in Osogbo.
The AIG, Bashir Makama, had summoned a peace meeting over lingering land dispute involving some monarchs in some parts of Osun State.
Reports indicate the AIG made a call for the peace meeting after several meetings held in Iwo over the matter ended in a deadlock,
Other traditional rulers at the last Friday’s peace meeting were Quadri Adeoye, Oluwo of Iwo-Oke; Oyebamiji Oyeleso of Oluponna, Adio Oyediran of Igegeland, Solomon Ojo of Ikonifin, Moshood Oparonke of Eesu, among others.
Oba Akanbi had, during the meeting, allegedly pounced on Oba Akinropo and pummeled him with punches which consequently landed the Agboowu in an Osogbo hospital
Oluwo has, however, denied attacking his fellow monarch.
But Oba Akinropo in reaction to the alleged attack said he was waiting and expecting what the state governor Gboyega Oyetola, and other concerned authorities will do about the incident of Oluwo’s public assault on him.