Ondo: Akeredolu orders arrest of Irele ‘monarch’
Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the Governor of Ondo State, has called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of one Ademola Idowu Oloworiyibi.
According to the governor, the arrest became imperative after Oloworiyibi had been parading himself as the Olofun of Irele in the state’s Irele Local Government Area.
The State Government underlined that no one has been approved or appointed as the Olofun of Irele kingdom.
In a letter issued to the State’s Commissioner of Police and signed by Chief Olugbenga Ale, the Governor’s Chief of Staff, the government asserted that Oloworiyibi’s operations were unlawful and overbroad.
The government also warned that his actions could alienate the peaceful residents of the historic town, with consequences that are easier to foresee.
“The position of the State Government is that no person has been approved or appointed as the Olofun of Irele kingdom, hence the activities of Mr. Ademola Idowu Oloworiyibi are not only overreaching but illegal and capable of causing disaffection amongst the peace-loving people of the ancient town which consequences can be better imagined.
“It is in the light of the foregoing, amongst others, that the Ondo State Government is ordering the arrest and prosecution of Mr. Ademola Idowu Oloworiyibi.”