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Court orders arrest of impostor monarchs in Ondo

Friday Omosola, Akure

The Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State, has issued warrants of arrest and directed the Commissioner of Police to produce in court two suspects, who have been parading themselves as Oba in Irele and Igodan Lisa, in the southern part of the state.

The two impostor monarchs are Ademola Idowu Oloworiyibi, parading himself as Olofun of Irele in Irele Local Government Area of the State and Adeyemi Akinde, who was parading himself as Olu of Igodan Lisa in the state.


The Court order was made sequel to the application of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Ondo State, Sir Charles Titiloye ksm.

Recall that The Trumpet had earlier reported last week that Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu had directed the State Commissioner of Police of Ondo to arrest and prosecute the said suspects.

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In a charge, no. MAK/423C/2022 filed by the Hon. Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice before the Chief Magistrate Court sitting at Oke Eda, Akure, Ademola Idowu Oloworiyibi was accused of conspiring with others now at large to unlawfully assume the chieftaincy title of Olofun of Irele contrary to and punishable under section 516 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ondo state.

Oloworiyibi was also accused of permitting himself to be installed and parading himself in royal regalia as Olofun of Irele without the approval of Ondo State Executive Council and in contravention of sections 15(1) and (2) of the Chiefs Law of Ondo State.

Similarly, in a separate charge no. MAK/424C/2022, Adeyemi Akinde was accused of conspiracy and unlawful installation as the Olu of Igodan Lisa in contravention of the Chiefs Law of Ondo State.

The trial of the two suspects was stalled because of their absence in court today.

The trial magistrate directed the Commissioner of Police to arrest and produce them on the next adjourned date.

The case was thereafter adjourned to the 19th of September, 2022.

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