Odetola's Death: Owu Kingdom Denies Knowledge of Kingship In Agodo Village - FIRST AWARENESS


Thursday, January 27, 2022

Odetola's Death: Owu Kingdom Denies Knowledge of Kingship In Agodo Village

..Says no conflict between Owu and Alake Egba
Late Oba Odetola Olu of Agodo

By Niyi Ogungbola
The Olowu-in-Council has described as unfounded the insinuations spreading about that, there was crisis between Owu Kingdom and the Egbaalake over the Obaship in Agodo Village. 

Olowu-in-Council made it known clearly that, there has never been a time that Agodo Community applied to Olowu or Alake of Egbaland for the uplifting of their Baale to become Oba hence, the raving insinuations were nothing but  pure lies.

Chief Ishola Akinsipo,the Akogun of Owu Kingdom stated this in a press statement he signed on behalf of Olowu-in-Council, Abeokuta,Ogun State.

Hear him,"The attention of Olowu-in-Council, Owu Kingdom, Abeokuta  has been drawn to the trending media reports about the alleged murder of a traditional ruler in Agodo village in the Asa-Yobo area of Ewekoro Local of Ogun State, and the insinuation that the incident was prompted by conflict between Owu and Ake people over the kingship in Agodo village.

"The insinuation is far from the truth as on no occasion has the Agodo community, with a Baale  contested or applied to Olowu or Alake  Egba for the uplifting of their Baale to Coronet.  

"From time immemorial, Agodo village which has been a multi-clan community from Abeokuta had been in peace until some six years ago when some hoodlums besieged the environment to grab the community's land.

"Reports available at our disposal in Owu Kingdom indicated that,the man who claimed to be Oba in Agodo village had been involved in land disputes with Agodo people which had caused bad blood among himself,his  accompanied hoodlums and the Agodo community. 

"In 2016, for instance, Agodo village was thrown into a turmoil following an alleged attempt by the man and some thugs to bury a corpse in Agodo village as a decoy to establish ancestry to the land.

"By the directive of the then,Olowu Kangunere, Oba Olusanya Adegboyega Dosunmu, Olowu of Owu, Oba Olufemi Ogunleye,  Towulade of Akinale was deployed to visit Agodo village and ensured there was peace. 

"The report of the meeting in Agodo, calling for peace and co-existence of the community was published in a news magazine  "The Village Network", vol. 3 No 5 (2016).

"The Agodo community as at today, has denied their knowledge of any Oba in Agodo village as the purported Olu of Agodo has no physical presence nor a Palace in Agodo.

"Suffice it to call for enquiry as to who recommended him to both Egba Traditional Council and the Ministry of Local Goverment and Chieftaincy Affairs." Chief Akinsipo stated. 

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