Following the brawl between Oluwo of Iwo and Agbowu of Ogbabgba on Friday, residents of the Ogbagba community stormed Osun State Secretariat, Abere Osun State to protest the alleged beating of their monarch during a peacemaking meeting by the Oluwo of Iwo.
In defence of their monarch Oba Dhikirulahi Olabira, the protesters bore placards with inscriptions such as: “Justice must prevail“; ” Oluwo destroys traditions: Suspend him!”; “Oyetola save our souls” and “Suspend Rasheed Akanbi now”, among others.
In a statement signed on Monday by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, the government noted that situations, where royal fathers engage in a public display of temperament, do not edify the revered stools of our forebears.
“We believe in the dignity of traditional stools and sacredness of royalty. We will continue to preach peace among all our citizens and harmonious relationship among our traditional rulers.
“Govt. is aware that the State Council of Traditional Rulers has stepped into the matter and we’re confident that the council will take appropriate steps to preserve peaceful coexistence among the Obas in the state. We don’t want any crisis in any part of Osun,” the govt added