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The Olowu of Kuta in Ayedire local government area of Osun state, Oba Adekunle Makama has been criticised by social media users for kicking against the removal of the Service Chiefs.

Oba Makama who reacted to yesterday’s resolution of the Nigerian Senate calling for the removal of the Security Chiefs, said it is not the solution to the security challenges facing the nation.

The Senate had after a motion by Senator Ali Ndume asked the military chiefs to step aside to enable a new set of ideas tackle insecurity across the country.

However Oba Makama’s seeming defense of the Service Chiefs irked social media users who berated him for his stance.

Most of the users who used uncouth words on the king advised him to keep quiet when his community or kinsmen are being ravaged by killers.

One of the users asked if the Monarch has been given new appointment as the spokesman of the service chiefs, he said “He is now the spokesperson of the Nigeria military?”

Some social media users also think the Monarch is trying to make use of the opportunity to make himself trend in Nigeria media, a user said “who is that Olowu, he want to be trending right?

Tuesday’s call for the exit of service chiefs was not the first from the 9th assembly.

The House of Representatives had in January called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the service chiefs and appoint new ones.

On a weekly basis, officers and soldiers fighting Boko Haram/ISWAP are killed in action, with some deserting or resigning from the Armed Forces.

An Osun State Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo has granted bail to a monarch, Aketewi of Iketewi, Oba David Ogungbemi, his son, Idowu, and one Sarafa Olayiwola remanded over an alleged rape and impregnating a 14-year-old girl.

The trio were docked last week Thursday on three counts of conspiracy, sexual assault and rape contrary to section 516 of the state criminal law and sections 31 and 32 of the Child Right Act Cap 50, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

In his ruling, Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara granted the trio bail in the sum of N1million each and one surety each in the same sum.

He however adjourned the matter till July 8, 2020, for mentioning at Ijebu-Ijesa Magistrate Court.

It would be recalled that Amiloaded report that in an emergency meeting on May 17, 2020, the Ijesa North Traditional Council today Sunday the 17th of May, 2020, suspended the monarch from the council pending the outcome of his trial at the court.

A statement signed by the council’s President HRM Oba (Engr) Moses Oluwafemi Agunsoye Elegboro of Ijebu-Jesa and Secretaries Oba Edward Adetimo, Olomu of Ijaregbe Oba Julius Fatanmi, Olura of Ira stated that his suspension takes immediate effect.

“It is agreed that His Royal Highness Oba Olusiji Ogungbemi, The Aketewi of Iketewi in Obokun Local Government Area be suspended with immediate effect from all activities of Ijesa North Traditional Council and Obokun Chieftaincy Committee pending the decision of the court.”

The Ijesa North Traditional Council has suspended the Aketewi of Iketewi in Obokun Local Government Area of the State of Osun, Oba Olusiji Ogungbemi with immediate effect.

Rising from an emergency meeting on Sunday, the Chairman of the council, Oba Moses Agunsoye, the Elegboro of Ijebu Ijesa and the Co-Secretaries, Oba Edward Adetimo, Olomu of Ijaregbe and Oba Julius Fatammi, Olura of Ira said Oba Ogungbemi remains suspended pending the decision of the court on the alleged rape case involving the embattled traditional ruler.

The Ijesa North Traditional Council in the statement stated that it was an error in the media to have mentioned Oba Adejoro Otebolaku, the Owalare of Ilare as the alleged perpetrator of the act the Aketewi and his son allegedly perpetrated which is currently before the court.

The statement said, “The Council will like to inform the public that it was an error and misinformation for some media to have mentioned Oba Adejoro Otebolaku, The Owalare of Ilare as the culprit in the case. Oba Owalare of Ilare was never involved.”

“The picture in the social media that showed Alahun of Ilahun as the offender mentioned above is not correct. The offender has been no other person than the Aketewi of Iketewi and not the Alahun of Ilahun nor Owalare of Ilare.”

Naijaparry.com.ng recalled that Oba Ogungbemi and his son, Idowu, were arrested by the Osun police command for the alleged rape of a 14-year old girl living with one Esther Ogungbemi, who was her father’s sister in Ilare town of the state of Osun.

Oba Ogungbemi and his son have since been apprehended by the police.

A traditional ruler in Osun State, the Owalare of Ilare, Oba Adejoro Otebolaku, has reacted to alleged involvement in sex scandal.

Recall that Oba Ogungbemi and his son, Idowu, were arrested by the Osun Police Command for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl.

Naijaparry.com.ng learnt that the victim was living with one Esther Ogungbemi, who was her father’s sister in Ilare, Obokun Local Government Area of the state.

The father and son were alleged to have defiled the girl and had intercourse with her by force.

Findings revealed that the girl became pregnant thereafter, thus propelling her father to report to the police.

However in a statement he personally signed and made available to our correspondent, Otebolaku denied any involvement in the sex scandal.

While denying his alleged involvement in the sex scandal, he said, “The matter is currently being investigated by the police.”

Otebolaku disclosed that another monarch under his territory in Obokun Local Government Area of the state, Oba David Ogungbemi, the Aketewi of Iketewi, was the personality involved in the rape of the 14-year-old girl (name withheld), stressing that he wouldn’t go unpunished, if found culpable.

He charged journalists to conduct proper investigations on the sex scandal.

He assured the general public that “appropriate sanctions would be meted out to the monarch involved, if he is found culpable of the heinous act.”

Owalare clarified that the media reports during the week that a traditional ruler in Ilare land was apprehended by the police for raping and impregnating a 14-year old girl in the town, was not him but Oba Ogungbemi.

Meanwhile, the State Police Command through its Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Yemisi Opalola, stated that the monarch and his son were still with the Crime Investigations unit of the State Command for investigation.

There was confusion at the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 11, Osogbo, Bashir Makama on Friday as the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Adewale Akanbi allegedly attacked and punched another monarch, Agbowu of Ogbaagba, Oba Dhirulai Akinropo over land matter.

We gathered from a reliable source that the attack occurred before the AIG and other monarchs from Iwo axis when they were called to a meeting for settlement over land tussle in the area.

A source said the Oluwo has been asking the monarchs to stop selling lands because the lands in Iwoland belong to him.

But the monarchs had allegedly resisted and insisted that the land in question does not belong to Oluwo.

To then initiate peace among the royal institution, the AIG convened the meeting in his office.

A source said Oluwo had expressed displeasure over the conducts of the monarchs whom he described as mere “Baales”.

Oluwo was said to have descended on Oba Akinropo and reigned punches on him. Oba Akinropo was said to have sustained injury before he was rushed to the hospital at Asubiaro for treatment.

Speaking at the hospital where he was receiving treatment, Oba Akinropo said “I was attacked by Oba Akanbi right before the AIG and other Obas. You can see the wound on my face, Oba Akanbi inflicted it on me.”

Meanwhile, Oluwo has denied attacking the monarch. He said nothing of such happened. “There was no issue at all. It was a peace meeting. There was nothing.”