Custodians of traditions and shrines in Ado-Odo town in Ado-Odo-Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, yesterday, explained that the failure of Oba AbdulLateef Adeniran to embrace all the deities in the area led to the attack by the hoodlums who beat him up, stripped him naked then burnt down his palace.
The traditionalists, under the aegis of the Olorisa Parapo of Oduduwa Shrine who appeared, yesterday, before the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the state government to look into the crisis in the area said it would not have been possible for any hoodlum to touch the Oba if he had “subjected himself to all the traditional rites before ascending the throne.”
Leading the aged men and women to the commission which sat at Isabo in Abeokuta, the Otun Olorisa Obirin, Chief Akoye Osolo, and the custodian of Oduduwa shrine, Chief Sule Odunlami, accused Oba Adeniran of preventing them from performing their traditional rites, vowing to resist any attempt to lord the embattled Oba on the people of the town.
The group, however, told the commission that one Adetokunbo Akinsowon led a team of mobile policemen and hoodlums to the town weeks before the crisis to enforce the Supreme Court judgment which favoured the embattled Oba.
Oba Adeniran was attacked by hoodlums April 14 and 15, 2013 where he was beaten and stripped naked before they burnt down his palace.
Meantime, the driver of the embattled monarch, Olufunmi Olajide, told the court that the hoodlums actually had the intention of killing the Oba.
Olajide while giving details of the attack on the monarch, told the commission that one Mr. Jaiye Falana and Fatai Egi (aka Ode) masterminded the attack