Drama as the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi allegedly punched Agbowu of Ogbaagba, Oba Dikrulahi Akinropo during a peace meeting at the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 11, Osogbo on Friday.
It was learnt that the fight happened before the Assistant Inspector General of the police and other monarchs from Iwoland when they were invited for a peace meeting over land tussle in the area.
It was also learnt that Oluwo had earlier asked the monarchs to stop selling lands because the lands in Iwoland belong to him but the monarchs declined the request and to avert possible breakdown of laws and order, the AIG summoned them to a peace meeting.
A source told reporters that it was in the course of the meeting that Oluwo gave the Agbowu a punch on his face and this brought an end to the peace meeting.
“Oluwo was the first to get out of the meeting in annoyance, creating scene and shouting within the AIG’s office that Agbowu called him a mad man at the meeting, he added.
According to the source, Oluwo angrily said “Me, Oluwo, Agbowu is calling me a mad man. Ordinary Baales want to be challenging me. I will show you my worth and there will be war in the entire Iwoland.
“I am the only Oba in Iwoland, others are Baales that I gave land, they now want to be challenging me. Can any Baale in Ifeland do that to Ooni”, he fumed.
The report was confirmed by the Olu of Ile-ogbo, Oba Agbaje Habeeb Adetoyese, who revealed how shocking the incident was to everyone.
He said: “This is indeed a bestial conduct that is highly unbecoming of an ordinary individual, let alone a royal father. How could a monarch of Oluwo status descend so low to the level of physically assaulting another king in the presence of AIG; this is strange to say the least.
” He just stood up from where he was sitting without any provocation and started beating a revered monarch from Ogbaagba, it was the AIG himself that rescued the monarch from him.
“We are calling on Governor Oyetola to quickly suspend Oluwo with immediate effect, keeping him on that throne portends great danger to other kings and the state at large”.
The Oluwo has now responded saying”, there is no issue at all, I wonder why they are so sensational about the issue, we would take care of it, why are they inviting you guys over such an issue, I don’t think it is necessary.” he said.