The Iralepo of Isinkan kingdom in Akure south local government area of Ondo State, Oba Oluwagbemiga Ajimokunola Olofin-Adimula has alleged the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo of arresting workers on his father’s farmland with thugs and security men described as wearing the uniform of men of the Amotekun corps.
The Isinkan Monarch said the thugs and men said to be in Amotekun corps uniforms one of which was said to be attached to the Deji’’s palace, armed with guns and other dangerous weapons, on Tuesday arrested the workers who were clearing the farmland.
“The farmland situated at Ajegunle Aponmu mile 13, Ondo road in Isinkan belongs to Iralepo and that was where my great grandfather, my father were farming.”
“Suddenly this morning when workers were clearing the land, some thugs with the support of these Amotekun officer stormed the site and stopped the workers from working and arrested them.”
“They were taking to the palace of the Deji in Akure where they were tortured and warned not to go back there.”
“The Deji is taking our gentility for cowardliness. I can’t imagine myself going to Alayere claiming ownership and disrupting peace.”
“We had petitioned the State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN, the state commissioner of police and other security agencies on the matter.
“We appeal to Mr. Governor to direct that these individuals that were soiling the good name and glorious image of the Amotekun corp be fished out and sanctioned,” Oba Iralepo said
The royal father appealed to the state government and security agencies to wade into the matter before it gets out of hands.
Oba Olofin-Adimula said a fact finding committee with neutral people of high integrity should be put in place to determine the customary claims of the Deji of Akure and the Iralepo of Isinkan land.
He said Deji has invaded his land, installed fourteen (14) Olus and sold lands worth of over a billion naira.
“We have exhausted our patience and I may not guarantee peace again with the restiveness exhibited by the youths of Isinkan over this modern day insults on their land and tradition. Enough is enough” the Iralepo cries out.
When contacted, the chief Press Secretary to Deji of Akure, Micheal Adeyeye said he would react later on the allegations against Oba Aladetoyinbo.