By: BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The family of the late Olugbon of Ile Igbon, in Oyo State, Oba Samuel Adegboyega Osunbade have petitioned the Inspector General of Police, over alleged unlawful invasion of one of the house of the late royal father.
Already, no fewer than three persons allegedly in the petition including the incumbent traditional rulers of the community, Oba Francis Olusola Alao have been invited by the Police from Zone 11 for questioning in connection with the petition.
Others alleged in the petition are Idowu Okunlola and Alhaji Saka Oladimeji
In the petition signed by the late Olugbon’s family lawyer, Barrister Isiaka Ahmed Adigun of IH Adigun and Co, the trio allegedly commissioned “some criminals to burgle into the late Oba Adegboyega Osunbade’s uncompleted building at Orile Igbon and do substantially damage and irreparable defacement to same.”
The petitioner that “the building burgled into is one of the personal properties of the late Olugbon that was under construction before his demise and it was shocking to discover on 28th of May 2018 that some miscreant were found pulling down iron burglary frame of both windows and doors of the building”
According to the petition, “the boys could not be stopped as some of them were armed with offensive weapon, such as sledge hammers, saw machetes e.t.c but they were quick to disclosed that they were sent to carry out the dastardly and destructive felonious exercise by the respondent of the petition.”
Part of the petition reads, “Sir , we also considered it apt to invite your attention to the fact that this is not the first time the respondents have forcefully entered into and damaged most of the legacies left behind by the late Olugbon for his family, However, it appear the respondents have become rather cosy with the police officer in Orile Igbon because they continue to carry out their criminal act and get away with them scot –free”
It added, “Our client is at the moment fed up and frustrated and they have concluded plans to take up cudgel to defend the estate of their patriarch if the police continue to fail to guarantee them requisite protection under the law. Our client is fed up with the reckless abandonment of security protection and the maintenance of law and Order at Orile Igbon particularly as it affect their right and right and plights”.
In the petition, it was alleged that Prince Adesina, the first son of the late monarch have reported the case to the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Orile Igbon Division who promised to mobilize his men to the site but failed to fulfill his promise to stop them” and that also on the 23rd May, the complainant commissioned Mr Ayefele to go and inspect the level of damages done to the building and report the case at the police for necessary action but Mr Ayefele was arrested and detains for several hours and the DPO later advised that the complainant take the matter to court .