Ondo monarch regains freedom after 9 months of ‘unlawful detention’

Ondo monarch regains freedom after 9 months of ‘unlawful detention’

- Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo has ordered the unconditional release of Oba Oluwambe Ojagbohunmi from Olokuta Medium Prison

- The royal father had been detained alongside the Baba Ijo and public relations officer of the community, after reportedly being tricked to Akure by the police, nine months ago

- The elders’ council expressed gratitude to the governor for his timely intervention in the matter

- The council said it would always be in support of the governor, in all his political dealings

After nine months of unlawful detention, the Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has ordered the unconditional release of the Ogeleyinbo of Ayetoro community, Oba Oluwambe Ojagbohunmi (JP), from Olokuta Medium Prison.

The monarch had been remanded over a kingship tussle with Micah Ajijo in Ayetoro, a theocratic community in Ilaje local council of the state; and the governor had frowned upon the development, Guardian reports.

Legit.ng gathers that the royal father had been detained alongside the Baba Ijo and public relations officer of the community, Lawrence Lemamu and Victor Akinluwa, after being tricked to Akure by the police, nine months ago.

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The Supreme Council of Elders and Ayetoro Youth Congress (AYC), on Thursday, October 4, thanked the governor, on behalf of the people, for his intervention in the matter.

Speaking on behalf of the council and community, Most Rev Apostle Joshua Bamidele expressed gratitude “for his (Akeredolu’s) timely intervention towards the release of our people who were before now, unlawfully arrested and remanded at the Olokuta Medium Prison.”

Bankole declared unflinching support for Akeredolu’s government and his future political endeavours.

He said: “We also seize this medium to tell the governor that Ayetoro, being the most populous community in Ilaje local council and her people, would always be in support of the governor in all of his political dealings and we ask him to continue the good works that he has been doing in Ondo state since he came to power.”

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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that Aiyetoro community was thrown into fear following the sudden disappearance of its monarch, Oba Oluwambe Ojagbohunmi.

The Supreme Council of Elders raised the alarm that Oba Ojagbohunmi, who left the community on Monday, January 14, had not returned, in what was contrary to tradition.

The Ogeloyinbo of Aiyetoro was said to have left for a security meeting in Igbokoda, the headquarters of the council, upon the invitation of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

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