Olomun of Omun Ilase-Ijase, Prince Operinmade suspended for allegedly sponsoring attack against govt officials
EDITH AGBO, OSOGBO
The traditional ruler of Omun Ilase-Ijesa in Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State, Prince Adejumo Amos Operinmade has been suspended for allegedly sponsoring an attack on some top government officials.
Some hoodlums, allegedly mobilised by Operinmade, were said to have attacked some officials of Obokun Local Government Area and one High Chief Elegbewa on October 30, 2023 at Elegbewa Estate Mini Hall in Koka Ijesa community.
Angered by the incident, the Alase of Ilase-Ijesa, Oba Isiaka Adesina Ajarabiolu, in a letter of suspension, dated October 31, declared Operinmade suspended until investigation on the matter is concluded.
The Osun State Commissioner of Police, Area Commander, Ibokun, Obokun Police Divisional Office Ibokun, Department of State Services, Obokun, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Obokün, Obokun Local Government Council, Obokun Chieftaincy Committee, Ilase ljesa Kingmakers, Ilase National Union (INU) Ilase ljesa, Arojojoye Royal Family, Anibijuwan/Operinmade Royal Family, Ajarabiolu Royal Family, and Baale Odu Ilase ljesa (Chairman, llase ljesa Baale) were copied in the letter.
A copy of the letter of suspension signed by Oba Ajarabiolu read, “Following the incident that occurred on Monday 30 October 2023 at the Elegbewa Estate Mini Hall in Koka ljesa, where some top officials of Obokun Local Government Area and High Chief Elegbewa faced an attack and harassment by a group of individuals believed to be sponsored by Prince Adejumo Amos Operinmade (The Olomun of Omun of llase jesa)
“In response to this unfortunate incident, the Ilase Oba-In- Council expressed their strong disapproval and formally distanced itself from the events and such an unbecoming conduct, especially by an Oba in llase ljesha land.
“As a result, the Oba-In-Council of llase ljesha Kingdom has taken decision to temporarily suspend Prince Adejumo Amos Operinmade from his chieftaincy position as Olomun of Omun llase ljesha pending the outcome of a thorough investigation into the matter as from this period you should not parading yourself as Olomun/Loja or any llase ljesa Chief
“This correspondence hereby serve as a medium to inform you of the Oba in Council decision, Thanks.”