Naija News has been informed that Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi pounced on another monarch during a peaceful meeting organised by Assistant the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of zone 11, Bashir Makama.
The incident happened after the AIGP, Bashir Makama, had summoned all royal fathers from Iwo axis of Osun State for a peace meeting over land disputes.
Though the reason for the monarch’s action is yet known, it was said that Oba Akanbi allegedly stood up from his space and rushed Oba Dhirulahi Akinropo, Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa town with a beating and gave him injuries.
The meeting which had the presence of other respected monarchs, including some top police personnel, ended with confusion after Oba Akanbi made the attack.
Reacting to the incident, the Olu of Ile-ogbo, Oba Agbaje Habeeb Adetoyese, who spoke to newsmen on behalf of other monarchs at the Osun State General Hospital, where the assaulted monarch is been treated noted that the incident was a shock to them all.
“Such an act was strange and alien to the tenets of the traditional institutions in Yoruba land,” He said.
The monarch, however, requested the intervention of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to caution Oluwo in other to avoid the repetition of the act and breaking down of law and order in the community.
Speaking further, he accused stated that Oluwo had also threatened other monarchs at the meeting even after the unfortunate incident.
“This is indeed 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.
He added, “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”.