Tuesday, December 20, 2016 6:56 pm
Oluwo of Iwo: faces Yahoo yahoo case
A Chief Magistrate court in Osun State presided over by Olusola Aluko has issued a warrant of arrest against a first class traditional ruler in the state, the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, according to Channels television.
The Magistrate had at the last sitting threatened to issue a bench warrant of against the traditional ruler if he failed to appear before him in compliance with the order of the court he had earlier issued on November 25.
The warrant was issued in a case filed against Oba Akanbi by the Oluwo of Iwo-Oke, Oba Kadiri Adeoye.
The Oluwo had at the last sitting sent another monarch, Ologburo of Ogburo, Oba Asimiyu Sadiq, to represent him.
While the applicant, Oba Adeoye, was in court on Tuesday, the Oluwo of Iwo was conspicuously absent, a situation that drew the rage of Magistrate Aluko.
But counsel to Oba Akanbi, Mr Olayide Yekeen had earlier explained that his client submitted the notice of preliminary objection, challenging the jurisdiction of the court to hear the case on November 15 and that by careful perusal of the State Magistrate Law, Section 19:1, the court could not entertain the matter.
Counsel to the Oluwo of Iwo-Oke, Mr Soji Oyetayo, in his submission urged the court not to entertain any of the applications filed by the respondent until he complies with the order of the court.
Channels television reported that Oba Adeoye had approached the Magistrate Court accusing the Oluwo of Iwo of concealing some facts about his past to the state government when he was installed as a first class monarch about a year ago.
In the 33-paragraph affidavit, the Oluwo alleged Oba Akanbi’s character did not befit a person of his status and calibre as he was used to carrying armed thugs, miscreants and hoodlums around to harass, intimidate, molest and attack persons whom he perceived as his enemies.
He also alleged that Oba Akanbi forged his name to obtain travelling documents to the United States where he was jailed in New York City and deported to Nigeria in year 2000.
He added that Oba Akanbi later traveled out with his real name to Canada in 2001 and became a Canadian citizen but was also arrested in Toronto and was in jail between 2006 and 2007.
He also accused him of presently making money through the internet fraud otherwise known as “Yahoo Yahoo” and was using his palace as a cover-up.
Oba Akanbi however denied the claims in a 13 paragraph affidavits through the Aremo of Iwo land, Mr Adelani Akanbi, describing the application filed against the Oluwo of Iwo by Oba Adeoye as “scandalous, vexations and designed to embarrass, blackmail and ridicule the monarch in the view of right thinking members of the society”.