Controversy As Ondo Monarch Lands In Jail Over Generator, Money
The monarch of Aiyetoro in the Ilaje area of Ondo state, Oba Oluwambe Ojagbohunmi has always been hitting the news headline for negative reasons.
Since he forced his way to the throne despite the ongoing reign of the community king, Oba Michael Ajijo, peace in Aiyetoro has been breached and the entire town, polarised.
Nemesis however raised it's ugly head against him when he was remanded at the Olokuta prison by a magistrate court sitting in Akure for his alleged involvement in a robbery attack.
According to the police prosecutor, Olatunji Kazeem, the monarch and others at large, armed with guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons robbed one Ajimijere Ayodele of a tiger generator worth N160, 000, and five other people of various sums of money.
His remand has however continued to tear the coastal town apart as indigenes are pointing accusing fingers in different directions.
One of the palace chiefs who preferred anonymity claimed that Apostle Ojagbohunmi has desecrated the throne of their forebears and it is a must he faces the consequences.
"We have never experienced this development since the creation of this town. This is a man who practically scuttled the peace we have been enjoying in this town by single handedly imposing himself on us without following the due process.
"He shut down the Apostolic Church where everybody used to worship and set up a church in his compound for people to be worshipping.
"This is not the first time he will be involving in criminal act. He had once been arrested for shooting one Olu Obolo and inflicted machete cut on his pelvic and leg. He was arrested and released. So this time, we expect the law to take it's full course on him.''
In a reaction to the development, the community secretary, Mr Ademolu Tunmise who claims it was a set up, said the whereabout of the monarch has become a source of concern in the town.
"He was merely invited by the state government and has not returned since Monday January 14th, 2019. This is very strange and it is a taboo to our tradition for the king to be missing for two days without an inkling on his whereabouts," he noted.
Oluwambe Ojagbohunmi and Michael Ajijo were said to have been neck-deep in a royal tussle for close to a year as several peace meetings by the state government failed to yield any result.
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