….Seeks Oyetola’s intervention
An Osun State based human rights Lawyer, Barrister Lekan Alabi has exposed a contender for Alawo’s stool,one Taiwo Adegboye over his involvement in series of forged documents to trick Osun State Governor, Alhaji Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola,to pronounce his name as Alawo-elect.
The medium learnt that all the documents were forged by Adegboye to bamboozle the State Government at every stage of his(Taiwo) purported selection process.
Barrister Alabi who is the Secretary of Human Rights Committee of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Osogbo branch, alleged that four officials of Egbedore Local Government Area of the State,were in conniavance with Adegboye to perpetrate this evil act after something has exchanged thier hands, listed the names of officials as; the Council Manager,Mrs. Olabimtan Felicia Abiola,the Head of Administration and General Service,Mrs. Akinade Motunrayo Ajibike, the Senior Administrative Officer 1, Mrs.Adelu A. Aina and the Senior Administrative Officer II,Mr. Adiyeloja respectively.
He disclosed that the local government officials who claimed to be an observers in the purported minutes of the Abioye Ruling House, could not identify the year of the Alawo of Awo Chieftaincy Declaration to be used for their illegal process, adding that ” According to their purported minutes of Monday August 24th,2020, the four Local Government officials (observers) were acted on obsolete 1957 Alawo of Awo Chieftaincy Declaration, while the 1978 Alawo of Awo Chieftaincy Declaration was in used since 1978 till date.
” But our client, believed that his Ruling House (Abioye) under the Headship of Alhaji (Prince) Abdulkareem Adegboye were not called any meeting anywhere whatsoever on the acclaimed date of August 24th, 2020 in respect of filling the vacant stool of Alawo and not to talk of selecting any crown Prince out of Prince Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman and Taiwo Adegboye that obtained the form from their Ruling House(Abioye).
“It is now cleared that Taiwo Adegboye and his co-travellers cooked the so-called Abioye Ruling House minutes of the purported selection meeting of August 24th,2020 with the shown evidence of different thumbprint impressions and signatures of the Head of Abioye Ruling House and Secretary,Alhaji (Prince) Kareem Adegboye and Prince Hamzat Abidoye,on different documents in respect of Taiwo Rasaq Adegboye’s purported selection claim.
“Also, the younger brother to our client, Taiwo Adegboye went ahead to forge the thumbprinting and signature of the Head of Abioye Ruling House, Alhaji Abdulkareem Adegboye and that of Secretary, Prince Hamzat Abidoye respectively,in his desperate bid to mislead the State Government under the leadership of Governor Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola and the Appellate Court sitting in Akure,the Ondo State Capital,with the sole aim of getting justice through dishonest and fraudulent manner on Alawo stool as it was discovered in his BOND TO PROSECUTE APPEAL on suit N0:HOS/084/2020.
“But it is also our believe that the issue of forgery and perjury discovered in the illegal process of the purported selection of Taiwo Adegboye as Alawo-elect would soon be settled by the security agents and the Court of competent jurisdiction as any house built on falsehood will definitely collapse.”
Alabi who is a Solicitor to a renowned Lagos based human rights activist and one of the two contenders for Alawo’s stool, Prince (Comrade) Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, explained in the petition dated 3rd of June,2021,titled: “Complaint against the selection of Warrant Chiefs in respect of Alawo of Awo stool”, and the petition was forwarded to Governor Oyetola and other concerned authorities, including security agents in the State and copies were made available to newsmen on Monday.
He further explained on how Adegboye plots to use fake and forgery documents to become a monarch through dishonest and fraudulent manner in the town.
The Petitioner also referred to their earlier Complaint letter dated 23rd day of February,2021 to the State Governor and others, on their defiance to State High Court order dated August 27th,2020, in a suit N0: HED /26/2020, delivered by Justice M.O. Agboola that all the parties should maintain status quo pending the determination of the siut before the Court.
While the other parties in the suit abide by the ruling of the State High Court, the Abiola-Lamby led administration with the aforementioned Local Government officials claimed to go ahead with the illegal selection of Taiwo Adegboye as Alawo-elect on September 2nd, 2020.
According to the Petition; “It is our believe that ignorant is not known to any law of the land and may we State that the baised act of the immediate past Council boss of Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun State is repugnant to natural justice, equity and good conscience.
” It is also on record that the immediate past Chairman and Legislative Leader of Egbedore Local Government Area of the State, Olayiwola Abiola-Lamby and Taiwo Adegboye respectively,were in the known of a fake letter written to the then Council Chairman (Abiola-Lamby) by a fake organization that is not known to Awo Chieftaincy,on which the same Abiola-Lamby acted upon to inform the State Government on the final burial rite of the late monarch,Oba Musa Olatunbosun Adebayo, without the knowledge of the living kingmakers,that is , Balogun and Jagun of Awoland and upon which the State Government through Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice approved five(5) illegal Warrant Chiefs.This misleading act of the two immediate past political office holders in Egbedore Local Government Area nearly caused civil unrest in the Awo community.
“The Local Government officials also mislead the Awo community by insisting that only Taiwo Adegboye obtained the Interest form of Expression in Alawo stool in 2020, while in the records of the Local Government shows that, only two Crown Princes obtained the form from Abioye Ruling House under the Headship of Alhaji (Prince) Abdulkareem Adegboye,the two persons were from Jogunade family (not known to any Awo Chieftaincy Declaration),one person from Akinsilo Ruling House (immediate past) and the last one person from Ede and this made six persons (two legal and four illegal) to obtain the Interest of Expression forms in respect of filling the vacant stool of Alawo after the reign and death of Oba Musa Olatunbosun Adebayo from Akinsilo Ruling House (immediate past) on June 24th, 2020, as it was also shown on their purported ballot papers used for illegal selection of Taiwo Adegboye.”
Commenting on the issue, Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman who was reluctantly to comment on the burning issue as regards the throne of his forefathers, just full of appreciation to the State helmsman, Governor Gboyega Oyetola who God endowed with solomonic wisdom on the matter,said, ” we would not say that because we are looking for something and we would not stand for truth we have known for.The truth and justice must prevail on this burning issue of perjury and forgery because it is a criminal matter in nature and our laws frown against it.
” I do not want to say much on this matter because the person involved is my younger brother(Taiwo Adegboye) but Police and other security agents concerned should do the needful by properly investigate the matter for subsequent prosecution”.
Sulaiman submitted that “To me,if you are genuine, there is no cause for forgery but it shows something is fishy somewhere and the State Government of Adegboyega Oyetola and Security agents should investigate this matter to unravel the perpetrators and we would not be deterred until fiat justitiae ruat caelum”
For further investigation, the below contacts can be of help :
Barrister Lekan Alabi
Legal Practitioner and Secretary, Human Rights Committee,NBA, Osogbo Branch—+2348050953909 /+2348138623194
(1).Mrs OLABINTAN F. ABIOLA:-(+234 8032249644);
(2).Mrs. M.A. AKINADE:-(+234 806462590l);
(3).Mrs.ADELU Aina :-(+234 7063920646);
(4).Mr. ADIYELOJA:-(+234 803427l655).
(6) Taiwo Adegboye :-(+2348035163991)
(7)Osun State, CP Olawale Olokede:-(08033181456)
(8) Mr. Olayiwola Abiola-Lamby:-(+2348067717771)
(9) Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman:-(+2348038591504/ +2348022697573)
(10) Osun PPRO, Yemisi Opalola ;– (+2348067788119)