By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Olubadan of Ibadanland Oba Lekan Balogun on Monday, described the grievous allegations by some of his children against his only surviving brother, Senator Mohammed Kolawole Balogun as baseless and unfounded.
The Olubadan in a statement personally signed by him, titled, “Olubadan’s Reaction to Allegations against Sen. Kola Belogun by Aremo Femi and Princesses Yinka and Bukola Balogun” condemned the purported action of the affected children.
Oba Balogun in the statement, stressed, “My attention has been drawn to the various grievous allegations leveled against my kid and loving and only surviving brother, Dr. Sen. Mohammed Kolawole Balogun, by some of my children, led by Aremo Femi Balogun which I’m aware, has gone viral.”
According to Oba Lekan Balogun, “It is unfortunate to note that none of the allegations has atom of truth whatsoever, and only the author of such baseless and unfounded allegations can come up with the motive of such action which is not only defaming but also an assassination of character.
” I must publicly acknowledge the invaluable role my brother has been playing in my life. He is the only one that has been with me through thick and thin and it is not immodest for me to say that he towers above all of my children in attention and care for my life and well being and for which I will be eternally grateful to the Almighty Allah for blessing me with such a wonderful brother, he is one in a million”, he said.
Oba Balogun added, ” Since the publication was out, all attempts to speak with the author of the offensive and odorous report have been futile. Nevertheless, I have to publicly plead with my brother not to take offence with his nephew, who must have reasoned out of sheer ignorance and exuberance, because, even in law, none of the allegations.
“I repeat, none of the allegations could be proved. For every sane person, the publication amounts to criminal defamation of character and a violation of public peace which also stands condemnable”.
Oba Balogun stressed, ” Just like every other families, we are bound to have differences, but, such should not be taken to the level of damaging the personality of one another.”
” I detest and abhor anything of such and I won’t mind to disown whoever among my children or wives who toe such dishonourable and disparaging path”. He threatened.