By Our Reporters,Ibadan
The Ologbaaga of Ogbaaga in Osun State,Oba Ekanade Ajani AmusanJP, has disclosed why he opted for a self exile outside his domain stressing that to reign in the town now would cause bloodshed because of some criminal elements imported to the community.
Oba Amusan in a press statement yesterday pleaded to the government of Osun state to formally regularise all matters relating to the stool of Ologbaaga of Ogbaaga in the interest of peace , justice and equity.
“The town is marginalised by the powers that be that wanted to colonise Ogbaaga because of our land which they erroneously regarded as no man’s land “Oba Amusan alleged..
“Ogbaaga is the largest and oldest community in the old Egbedore District Council of 1947 and the present Ayedaade local government,he said
He described as untrue ,the claim in certain quarters that the royal throne in Ogbaaga is vacant adding “From all records available ,I am the recognized Ologbaaga of Ogbaaga by the state and Ayedaade local governments which have been paying my salary over years”
He debunked a publication that crisis is brewing in the town explaining that security agents consisting of Police and DSS have warned criminal elements against threatening peace and security of his community.
The monarch also described as untrue , the story flying about that the name of one contestant has been forwarded to the state government stressing that he has been on government pay roll over years.
The Ologbaaga disclosed that it was also untrue that one of the aspirants had approached the Akire of Ikire for an (aspirant’,s) endorsement as Ologbaaga of Ogbaaga.
Oba Amusan said that a criminal suit has been filed in magistrate court at Ikire where a man is standing trial for parading himself as the Oba of Ogbaaga adding that the suspect is on bail on liberal terms on the prayer of his counsel and his trial has been adjourned.
The monarch emphasised that Ogbaaga has a large expanse of land prompting many undeserved people to aspire to the throne of Oloogbaaga at all costs.
He commended the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) for Zone 11,Mr.Leye Oyebade who , he disclosed , has taken over the issue from the state command with a warning to all parties to keep peace or face the full weight of law.