The Ondo state Police Command on Monday arraigned the Onirun of Irun Akoko, Oba Samuel Bayode Agboola for alleged defamation.
The monarch who was arraigned on one count before a magistrates court sitting in Akure was alleged of defaming a community leader, Mr Adeyemi Lanre of sponsoring some thugs to disrupt the peace at Irun Akoko in Akoko North West local government area of Ondo state.
The prosecuting counsel, Mr Tobi Agbisagbo told the Magistrates court that the action of Oba Agboola had exposed the claimant to hatred, contempt and ridicule in the community.
He explained that the monarch has committed an offence contrary to Section 373 and punishable under Section 375 of the criminal Vol.1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.
The case has however been adjourned till December 13, 2023 for proper hearing by the magistrates court.