Show of Shame: Two traditional rulers engage in public fight

Two renowned monarchs on Tuesday, exchanged
blows and words in front of Itori Police Division in Ewekoro Local Government
Area of Ogun State.
Residents described the fight which
broke out between the two traditional rulers, Olu of Itori, Oba Akorede Akamo
and Baale Lapeleke, Chief Adisa Akinremi as defilement of the highly esteemed
Yoruba culture and tradition.
Akinremi had gone to the police
station to lodge complaints against Oba Akamo for interference in a cultural
ceremony being staged by natives of a neighboring village the previous night
and the police invited the latter to defend himself over the allegation leveled
against him.
 War ensued when Akamo who was trying
to defend himself got angry and allegedly slapped Akinremi, who retaliated as
well as went ahead to descend on the attacker who took to his heels for safety.
In fact, the two monarchs were engaged in a heavy battle while the Owu people
in Lapeleke area of Itori were at the peak of celebrating the annual Owu
Cultural and Heritage Renaissance Festival.

Akamo was alleged to have led a
group of hoodlums who stormed the venue of the celebration and shot
sporadically into the air leading to the disruption of the annual ceremony,
leaving many injured in the clash and property yet to be estimated vandalized.

The state Police Public
Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi, is yet to make any official
statement over the incident but a police source said that the matter is
currently under investigation.

“The matter has been transferred
here and the two traditional rulers have made useful statements to the police.
The issue of gun totting by anyone, whether the person had licence to use it or
not, is a serious allegation which we are also investigating,” he said.
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Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News.She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books.Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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