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Abdulrosheed Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo

Alleged Assault: Oluwo Regrets Incident, Still Claims Innocence, Pledges To Respect Suspension

IWO-OSOGBO: The Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrosheed Akanbi, has pledged to respect the decision of the Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers that suspended him for six months over alleged indecent acts.

The Oluwo, who earlier claimed that the suspension was a mere audio pronouncement reversed his stance on Monday, February 24, 2020.

He made his new position known in a statement e-signed and made available to the media by Alli Ibraheem, the Chief Press Secretary to Oluwo of Iwo.

The monarch also said he regrets the ‘unfortunate’ incident that transpired between him and the Agboowu of Ogbaagba, Dhikrulahi Akinropo, last week.

He, however, maintained that he never assaulted Mr Akinropo.

The statement reads, “The Oluwo in council regrets the unfortunate incident that transpired between the Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa and Oluwo of Iwo last week. We will also like to put it on record that the Oluwo did not at anytime assault the Agbowu or any other oba for that matter.

“However, we respect the decision of the Osun State Council of Obas to suspend the Oluwo from council of Obas meetings; though the suspension was harsh and undeserved, the Oluwo will abide by it.

“Once again we express our gratitude and respect for the council of Obas and the leadership under the imperial majesty, the Ooni Of Ife, Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi”.

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