There seems to be no end to the drama playing out in Ibadan after the installation of 21 kings in one day by the state governor Abiola Ajimobi.

The Osi Olubadan of Ibadan land Rashidi Ladoja, has alleged that the gunmen that stormed the palace of the Olubadan of Ibadan land, on Monday, during the installation of some of family heads, known as mogajis were actually after him.

The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress had said in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Olawale Sadare, that Ladoja should be blamed for the mayhem.

The party alleged that the ex-governor was taking advantage of the Olubadan chieftaincy crisis to “broaden his personal interest and fight needless war with his perceived political adversaries.”

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But in a statement on his behalf by his media aide, Lanre Latinwo, the former governor said the APC was only making efforts to divert the attention of both the public and security agencies from those who were behind the act.

Ladoja added that he was lucky to leave the palace alive, stating that he the monarch was threatened in a letter that if he continued with the installation, there would be consequences.

He said, “How can a responsible person organise that AK-47 and pump action guns be shot at his direction. Are AK-47 and pump action guns toys that can be played with?

“We urge security agencies to beam their searchlight on the APC and their agents in the state so as to unravel the perpetrators of the act.

“They sent their killer squad to kill Ladoja but unfortunately for them, the bullet hit another vehicle that belongs to Sarafadeen Alli, a senior chief of the Olubadan, with the hope that the vehicle belonged to Ladoja. The damage done to the vehicle and the incident has been reported to security agencies."


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