A Crown Prince from Abioye Ruling House, Awo in Egbedore Local
Government area of Osun State, Prince Abubakar Adeniyi has dragged the
alleged five (5) illegal nominees for the replacement of dead
Kingmakers to make up with the two(2) living kingmakers in the
forthcoming selection process of new Alawo of Awo before the
authorities of Nigeria Police Force(NPF) and Department of State
Prince Adeniyi disclosed that their appointment contravened the
section 24 subsection 6 of the Chiefs Law which attracted six(6)
months imprisonment without option of fine, adding that if they
allowed illegal appointment to sustain, it might bring about the
breaking down of law and order which it might breach the peaceful
co-existence among the good people of the ancient town.
He listed the names of illegal warrant Chiefs as Memunat Oladepo(nee
Adesola), Hassan Adeyemi, Mohammadu Alimi, Muyideen Oladejo and Jimoh
Adisa, disclosing that the Police had begun the investigation on the
aforementioned names to unravel their true identity if they hailed
from the family of minor chiefs concern as stipulated in the Chiefs
In the Petition Letter dated 14th September,2020, through
his(Abubakar) Lawyer, Barrister Lekan Alabi, stressed that instead of
those illegally nominated to be Warrant Chiefs to reject the Greek
gift, they accepted to perform the role in the forthcoming selection
process of new Alawo illegally.
According to him, two wrong could never make a right and it was this
reason that he took the bull by the horns to report to appropriate
security authorities for proper investigation of the criminal aspect
of the issue, for possible prosecution of the aforementioned set of
He had earlier reported the illegality of the Egbedore Local
Government boss, Mr. Olayiwola Abiola Lamby in appointing the said
Warrant Chiefs to the State Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola where he
warned Mr. Lamby not to set the ancient town on fire, urging the
Governor to call for meeting of the stakeholders and proper
investigation of the development.
He stated that Mr. Lamby had mislead the State Attorney-General and
Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Femi Akande to approve the
illegally selected five (5) nominees as Warrant Chiefs which was
picked by one of the contestants for the Alawo stool, Taiwo Adegboye,
an outgoing leader of the legislative arm of the Local Government area
of the State.
Abubakar who is of Akanfe Adeniyi’s extraction of Abioye Ruling House,
maintained that no law gave Secretary or Chairman of the Council as
case might be, not to follow due process of law in appointing the
Warrant Chiefs in the selection process of new monarch in the State.
He further stressed that the action of Mr. Lamby negates the sanctity
of justice, equity, fair play and transparency, saying that it is
ungodly and satanic for Lamby to allow a player in a match to appoint
a referee, adding that one of the kingmakers and Jagun of Awoland,
Chief Saka Adesola had publicly declared recently that the two living
kingmakers were not aware of any purported appointment of Warrant
Chiefs and not to talk of electing new monarch.
Abubakar insisted that Lamby had contravened sections 14,15,22,23&24
of Chiefs Law Cap 25 in selecting the Warrant Chiefs and the long hand
of the law should catch up with those who were supposed to reject the
illegitimate errand but failed to do so.
He therefore, urged the appropriate concern security agents to
investigate the matter without fear or favour by seeing the matter as
crime ignore was a crime and this matter should be treated as such.
Prince Abubakar Adeniyi
Abioye Ruling House,
Awo, Egbedore Local Government.