By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji has removed Chief Saheed Alatise as Baale Lagelu Aboke in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State.
According to a statement on Monday by the Personal Assistant/Director of Media and Publicity to Oba Adetunji, Mr Adeola Oloko, Chief Alatise’s removal as Baale Lagelu Aboke takes immediate effect.
The statement stressed that the persistent complaints over the removed Baale’s alleged conduct and gross violation of Ibadan Customs and Traditions with the Olubadan in Council unanimously decided and recommended his removal to Olubadan during their meeting at Olubadan palace, Popoyemoja, Ibadan today (Monday).
According to the statement, the Olubadan in Council noted that while the removed Baale had been accused of one allegation or the other over the past one year, his alleged continued refusal to defend himself is an act of contumely against Olubadan and is punishable under Ibadan Customs and Traditions.
Part of the allegations leveled against the removed Baale was that he allegedly ” falsely presented himself for chieftaincy installation as Baale Aboke when he is not a male child of the family.
It was learnt that members of Lagelu Aboke family of Ibadan in a letter to the Olubadan-in-Council and signed by Ganiyu Oladokun Okerinu Aboke (Family Head); Tiamiyu Lamidi Okerinu Aboke (Baale) and the Secretary of the family, alleged that Saheed Alatise who hails from Agbede Adodo, Ibadan cannot honestly represent Lagelu Aboke family of Idi-Ishin Compound, Beere, Ibadan.
The family stated “besides, we members of the Aboke family, Ibadan do not approve of the conduct of Saheed Alatise as his conduct as Baale runs contrary to the counsels often given to Chiefs before their installation as Baale.