Deposed Ibadan chief Oladoja docked for parading himself as Mogaji

The deposed family head (Mogaji) of the Akinsola family, Olawale Oladoja on Friday arraigned in court for parading himself as Mogaji of the family following his removal by the late Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun, and the Olubadan-in-council.

Oladoja was arraigned before Magistrate O.O. Ogunkanmi of the Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Iyaganku, Ibadan on a three-count charge bordering on unlawfully parading himself as Mogaji of the Akinsola Family, unlawfully granting false press conference that desecrated office of Olubadan and causing breach of peace that desecrated exalted office of the Olubadan.

The suspect, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him.

Ogunkanmi, however, granted Oladoja bail of N100,000 with one surety.

She, therefore, adjourned the case till 15th July 2024 for a hearing.

Recall that Oladoja was suspended by the late Olubadan, Oba Lekan Balogun over his alleged involvement in various abnormalities within Ibadan and its environs.

Olubadan also directed the Akinsola family to nominate another member of the family, who they found worthy of the position to replace Oladoja.

The decision to suspend Oladoja was as a result of the fall-out of an emergency meeting of the Olubadan Advisory Council presided over by His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lekan Balogun at his Alarere Palace and which had in attendance representatives of the Association of Mogajis of Ibadanland led by its President-General, Chief Asimiyu Adepoju Ariori and the Assistant Secretary-General of the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII), Suleiman Iyanda Raufu, who stood in for Chief Barr. Niyi Ajewole, the President-General of the Council.


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