Friday, 23 June 2017

The Court Document that exposed Oluwo of Iwo’s dirty Past + His dirty past in America & Canada


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The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi (Telu 1)

Preamble…
How did Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi (Telu 1) and the Basorun Musulumi of Iwo land, High Chief Abiola Ogundokun fell apart? This big question is still playing big on the lips of sons and daughters of Iwo land in Osun State—South Western Nigeria.  Is it true that Oba Adewale Akanbi is a retired fraudster with no pedigree before he became a king? Is it true that the Oba was foisted upon the people of Iwo by some political powers in Osun state? Is it true that Oba Adewale Akanbi is a highly cantankerous personality who is ready to fight anybody anyhow and anywhere without recourse to his esteemed position in society? Why did Oba Adewale Akanbi’s counterpart, Oba Kadiri Olatunde Adeoye, the Oluwo of Iwo Oke drag him to court between October 2016 and January 2017? Is it true that it was High Chief Abiola Ogundokun who sought the help of former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR) and Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola to save Oba Adewale Akanbi from going to jail in 2017? Why did Oba Adewale Akanbi compensate High Chief Abiola Ogundokun with the all-important title of OBANLA of Iwo land, which he allegedly imported from Ilesa?
The Oluwo with other Obas in company of High Chief Abiola Ogundokun
Is it true that same Chief Abiola Ogundokun who bailed Oba Adewale Akanbi out of trouble equally became a victim of the vicious nature of the Oba in a tiger-eats-her-chaperon manner? So what were the charges in the summons that dragged Oba Adewale Akanbi to the court of law in 2016? Why did the Iwo monarch dodge the court of law severally, using different tricks from Iwo magisterial district down to Oshogbo magisterial district until a bench warrant was issued for his arrest in December? Why did the Iwo monarch refuse to defend the charges and instead went for a soft landing through Chief Abiola Ogundokun? Who is Oba Adewale Akanbi? What was his profession before he became an Oba? Who brought him to Governor Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola? Was he chosen by Ifa oracle or he was politically imposed on the people of Iwo land? These questions seem to be begging for answers in the details below.
The Fact before facts….
The Oluwo and his Godfather, High Chief Abiola Ogundokun (OBANLA of Iwo Land) when the going was still good

In a bid to establish facts behind the royal rumble that threw Iwo, an ancient town in Osun State—South Western Nigeria into a frenzy of dramatic silliness in the last six months, Asabeafrika went out to dig the root of the controversy which began with a battle of supremacy between Oba Kadiri Olatunde (Adeoye II) the Oluwo of Iwo Oke in Olaoluwa LGA area of Osun State and Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi (Telu 1) the Oluwo of Iwo in Iwo LGA area of the state. In a detailed effort to unravel the background of the battle royal that saw Oba Adewale Akanbi disrespecting several court summons and threatening to arrest judges and lawyers with traditional warrant in 2016, this blog went out for court documents which revealed the dirty antecedent of Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi  and nearly ended his tenure in jail until eminent Nigerians bailed him out through the assistance of the 82 years old Chief Abiola Ogundokun whom he once described as ‘My father’.
The Ile-Ife drama that led to the big fight…
The Arole Oodua, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) Said to be astonished at Oluwo's conduct
The entire drama of the absurd began, according to reliable sources, sometime in September, 2016 (10th of September) during a royal event inside the palace of the Ooni of Ife in honor of the late Ooni Okunade Sijuade Olubuse’s first year memoriam. The event which had other traditional rulers in attendance equally had the two Oluwos in attendance. However, sources claimed that the Oluwo of Iwo Oke Oba Kadiri Olatunde Adeoye got to the venue earlier than his Iwo counterpart. The Oluwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi was said to have arrived at the tail end of the event. The event allegedly closed with the organizers asking two Obas in the guests list to offer closing prayers in both Christian and Muslim fashion.
The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Adewale Akanbi sits while other Obas stood for him
The responsibility immediately fell on Oba Kadiri Adeoye, a Muslim (Oluwo of Iwo Oke) and one other Oba who is a Christian (Onigbaye of Igbaye kingdom). Oba Kadiri was first to offer prayers in Islamic faith while the Onigbaye ended the segment with Christian prayer.
The Man who exposed Oba Akanbi, Oba Kadiri Adeoye: The Oluwo of Iwo Oke
It was while the Christian prayer was ongoing, the Oluwo of Iwo Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi and his entourage allegedly arrived. His arrival eventually led to uproar and nearly turned the venue to a boxing ring according to sources. Oluwo Oke who was about leaving the occasion after offering prayers in Islamic faith was said to have gone to greet his counterpart, the Oba of Ifewara. And it was the Oba of Ifewara who allegedly said jokingly, to the Oluwo Oke that “See, your father is here” (referring to Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi the Oluwo of Iwo). But seeing the sensitivity of that casual statement, and what that could translate to in the future, Oba Kadiri Adeoye (Oluwo of Iwo Oke) was said to have reacted by saying “He is not my father, he is my brother. We are brothers”.
The Oluwo Oba Akanbi on the day of his Iwuye as an Oba
His reaction was said to have angered Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi who immediately flared up, threatening to beat up Oba Kadiri Adeoye in the presence of other kings for saying that to his face. His fiery reaction led to altercation between him and the Oluwo of Iwo Oke as he threatened to deal with Oba Kadiri Adeoye squarely. Other Obas in the gathering were said to have wade into the situation and calmed frayed nerves, pleading with Oba Kadiri to keep quiet and allow Oba Akanbi to have his way. Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi was said to have almost descended on Oba Kadiri Adeoye, allegedly threatening to slap him and seize his horsewhip and crown in the presence of other royal guests. Oba Akanbi was said to have equally told the bewildered crowd that he is the one who gave the Oluwo of Iwo Oke his crown and horsewhip and could as such, take it from him and reduce him to nothing. 
Who is senior; Oluwo of Iwo or Oluwo of Iwo Oke?
The Elderly Oluwo of Iwo Oke, Oba Kadiri Adeoye
According to legends and facts made available to Asabeafrika, the two Oluwos are brothers (With a third one, Oluwo Ate of Iwo Ate). In fact, sources familiar with the history of the two kingdoms said Telu, the name Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi is presently acclaiming to himself is the name of the father that begot Oluwo Oke and Oluwo Oke is the first born of Telu. Therefore, Oluwo Oke is an elder brother to Oluwo. However, it seems political evolution played a role in downplaying the significance and traditional seniority of the role of Oluwo Oke as the stool is now categorized under Part Two of the Chief Law of Osun State of Nigeria.  However, sources believed that Oba Adewale Akanbi who spent most parts of his life in Canada might be alien to history of the Iwo royal ascendancy. Hence, his fiery effort to extract seniority and assert power over the Oluwo of Iwo Oke became an ego tart for him and he therefore promised to ‘deal’ with Oba Kadiri Adeoye for daring to call him ‘My brother’ instead of ‘my father’.
How Oluwo dealt with Oba Kadiri Adeoye…
Oba Adewale Akanbi: The Homeboy who became an Oba?
The following month, August 4 to be précised, the Oluwo of Iwo decided to make his threat real to his Oluwo of Iwo Oke counterpart, Oba Kadiri Adeoye as he allegedly sent some miscreants and thugs armed with dangerous weapons such as cutlasses, guns, axe etc to a shopping complex owned by the Oluwo of Iwo Oke at Odo-Eran area, Ejigbo Road in Iwo. The thugs allegedly stormed the complex few minutes after the arrival of Oba Adeoye who visited the complex for a meeting with his tenants. Their aim according to sources was either to kill or arrest Oba Adeoye. But the Oba was quickly spirited out of the complex through a back exit route by well-wishers and this allegedly angered the boys as they went vandalizing and looting the complex. They were said to have destroyed and looted items running into millions of Naira belonging to tenants before they left. The case was later reported to the police but no action was taken.  
Oluwo inspects damaged shopping complex of Oluwo Oke…

Further investigation revealed that three days after the damages meted on the shopping complex of the Oluwo of Iwo Oke Oba Kadiri Adeoye and attempt made on his life at Odo-Eran Area, Ejigbo Road, Iwo, Osun State the Oluwo of Iwo Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi paid a surprise visit to the structure. As if to see and inspect the level of damage done by his ‘boys’, the monarch was said to have arrived the venue with none of his police orderly or palace guards except a cream of touts and thugs who escorted him to the shopping complex.
The thugs as if to cause more commotion to an already psychologically battered community allegedly raised their guns and shot sporadically into the sky just like armed robbers, causing many to scamper into confusion and safety at the same time as Oluwo went round, allegedly claiming that the land on which the complex is built now belong to him (Mo gbese le).
The second attempt on the life of Oluwo of Iwo Oke…
The Isuzu Car belonging to Oba Kadiri Adeoye damaged by thugs allegedly loyal to Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi
Smarting out of the shock of loses recovered from the destruction of his shopping complex and the looting of tenants’ properties therein, the Oluwo of Iwo Oke Oba Kadiri Olatunde Adeoye decided to make a visit to his shopping complex few days after the damage on the alleged order of Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi the Oluwo of Iwo. But his intuitiveness saved him, the Kabiyesi allegedly decided to send his aides, who drove in one of his SUVs, an Isuzu Rodeo Car (4 Doors) with a privatized number ‘Oluwo Oke’ inscribed on the plate.
 Immediately the vehicle birthed at the complex, miscreants and thugs allegedly hiding and guiding the building descended on the car, hitting the car with machetes, sticks and other harmful objects until they gained entrance into the car, aiming to lynch the Kabiyesi. The glass of the owner’s side where the Kabiyesi normally sits was broken down but to their disappointment, the Kabiyesi was not in the car. Some of his aides were wounded as they ran away abandoning the car to the thugs.
The Oluwo Oke, Oba Kadiri Adeoye, this time around was able to arrest the miscreants due to the level of damage done to his car and his wounded aides; only for the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi to go and release them. This action and more other daring ones made the Oluwo Oke to approach the court of law, suing both Oluwo and the state commissioner of police for threat to life and social disturbance.  
More humiliation for Oba Kadiri Adeoye from Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi
Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi....The Oluwo of Iwo...He wants Oba Kadiri Adeoye to call him "Abba-Father"
Further investigation by this blog revealed that on so many occasion, between September 2016 and December 2016, the Oluwo of Iwo Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi (Telu) barred the Oluwo of Iwo oke, Oba Kadiri Adeoye from attending social events in Iwo land and environs. This, Oluwo allegedly does in collaboration with some officers of the Nigeria Police force whom he uses to scare, intimidate and harass his Oluwo of Iwo Oke counterpart. A privileged source who is privy to the entire scenario in Iwo land narrated a certain instance to this blog “Around the time of this conflict, there was an event in Igege a nearby town.
It was the coronation ceremony of the new Oba of Igege. Oluwo had arrived earlier before his Oluwo of Iwo Oke counterpart. But immediately the Oluwo Oke arrived and was approaching his seat with his entourage, the Oluwo of Iwo ordered some Police officers at the venue to send Oba Adeoye back and never to let him come to their midst. He said “That person coming is a criminal, don’t let him come close and seat with us here” and in order to forestall crisis, the police men sent Oluwo Oke back and he was never allowed to grace the occasion even though he was officially invited.
Oba Adeoye’s reaction to Oba Akanbi’s bullying…

It was due to the barrage of public humiliation and intention to silent him and banish his authority for life, by Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi (Oluwo of Iwo) and the several humiliation meted on him at public functions coupled with the destruction of his property that warranted the decision of Oba Kadiri Olatunde Adeoye (Oluwo of Iwo Oke) to make an urgent call to his lawyer, Barrister Soji Oyetayo  to file a case before the court of law and sue Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi to ensure justice is done to correct the youthful Oluwo of his childish acts and alleged primitive ways of relating with society-at-large.
A case was filed against Oluwo of Iwo on October 6, 2016 at the Chief Magistrate Court of Osun State (Iwo magisterial district). But due to the imminent fear of Oluwo’s thugs who in conjunction with some elements in the Nigerian Police force barred Oba Kadiri Adeoye from attending proceedings, the Oluwo Oke found it difficult to pursue his case in a plausible atmosphere.  The thugs threatened to lynch him in the court premises if he appears; the Oba through his lawyer, Barrister Soji Oyetayo later made a request to the Chief Judge of Osun State for the transfer of the
case from Iwo magisterial district to Oshogbo magisterial district on 19th of October, 2016.  
 Court Papers that exposed Oba Adewale Akanbi’s dirty past…

The ensuing scuffle and alleged attempt to kill Oba Kadiri Adeoye (Oluwo of Iwo Oke) by thugs loyal to Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi led to a court case filed against the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrashed Adewale Akanbi at the Chief Magistrate Court of Osun State (Iwo magisterial district and later transferred to Oshogbo) by Oba Kadiri Adeoye, the Oluwo of Iwo Oke. The case with suit number MIW/MISC/6/2016 revealed much of the dirty past of the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi.  
The Allegations…

Among the allegations made against Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi by Oba Kadiri Adeoye is hooliganism and fraud. The Oluwo of Iwo Oke said apart from the fact that Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi love to move around town with thugs and engaging the services of miscreants to destroy properties belonging to anybody that crosses his part in Iwo land, the Oba was equally indulging in Yahoo-Yahoo and other acts of fraud even as a reigning king.

The Oluwo of Iwo Oke revealed in the 33 points suit filed against the Oluwo of Iwo that “When he (Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi) first travelled out of the country to America in the 90s, he disowned his father and started using the name “ADEONIGBAGBE” as surname against “AKANBI”. That Oba Akanbi used “ADEONIGBAGBE” as his surname to travel to the United States of America where he resided at New York.

That Oba Adewale Akanbi was later arrested in New York City for an offence which bordered on dishonesty and was detained for 7 months before he was deported back to Nigeria sometimes in year 2000.

That Oba Akanbi was in Nigeria until year 2001 when he again changed his name to “AKANBI”, the name which he had earlier disowned and used same to get another visa through which he travelled to Canada where he became a Canadian citizen.
That again, sometimes between 2006 and 2007, the Oluwo was convicted and jailed for an offence in Toronto, Canada which he concealed from the state government before his appointment and installation as the Oluwo of Iwo.

That the Oluwo already had about three wives who begat children for him in Canada but he has refused to pay maintenance allowance to any of the children in Canada. That, as at October 6, 2016, the Oluwo cannot enter Canada again due to his antecedent.

More allegations by the Oluwo of Iwo Oke
Oba Kadiri Olatunde Adeoye, The Oluwo of Iwo Oke ...The man who exposed Oba Adewale Akanbi
Oluwo Oke alleged in his affidavit that “On the 4th of August, 2016, he was at his shopping complex at Odo Eran Area, Ejigbo Road, Iwo—Osun State of Nigeria to see his tenants when suddenly, without any just cause, the following persons (Adebari Mumini, Munri Ori Ejo Saba, Olori Odoloso Adesoji Aderemi, Lanre Bakau Adegun & Oloye Simiyu) who were fully armed with dangerous weapons such as cutlasses, guns, axe etc stormed his premises with the intention to eliminate him”. Oba Adeoye said it took the grace of God for him to be spirited out of the compound unhurt. The Oluwo of Iwo Oke further noted in his suit that;
“Before I escaped from the scene, the aforementioned persons threatened to kill me and born down my shopping complex”; That ‘after the aforementioned persons discovered that he has escaped, they descended on some of his tenants and
vandalized/stole some of the valuables in their shops which includes; 20 cutlasses, 7 hoes, 2 phones (M9 Tecno & Tecno H5), set of padlock keys, Android phones, 1 SIM Card, 1 full set of plastic rubber of garri, ground-nut, sugar and the sum of N500’.

Other items allegedly stolen by Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi’s thugs are; 3 flat-screens TV of 18 inches monitors, 1 flat screen of 17 inches monitor and 1 Nokia touch-light. The hoodlums also stole 4 clippers, 1 Nokia phone C5, 2 set of speakers, 1 Android phone (Techno M3 with 1 SIM card), 1 plastic rubber, 1 Tecno H5 phone); 1 Techno P5 with 2 SIM cards and the sum of N5, 000; they also stole 20 yards of decoration clothes and the sum of N5, 300 from several tenants in the building.
How Police & Oluwo’s thugs scared Oba Adeoye from attending Court proceedings…

The Oluwo of Iwo Oke in his affidavit exposed the role of some officers of the Nigeria Police during the crisis; he alleged that the Divisional Police Officers from Bode-Osi and Iwo were contacted and their men eventually came to disperse the thugs and miscreants but no arrest was made.
The Kabiyesi said he later instructed his counsel, Barrister Soji Oyetayo Esq to petition the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone XI Headquarters, Osogbo on the matter (He attached a copy of the petition to the summon) That it was on that decision that the police acted and apprehend one of the thugs who attacked him, by name Adesoji Aderemi who was later arraigned at the Chief Magistrate Court, Iwo on 29th of August, 2016.
Gov. Aregbesola with Osun State police commissioner
That on the 24th of September, the Oluwo of Iwo who is first respondent used the officers of the Osun State Commissioner of Police who is second respondent, to physically stop him from attending two traditional events in the state which are the presentation of staff of office to the Olowu of Ile-Mowu
and Oloke of Oba-Moro.  And that two days later (26th of September) Oba Kadiri Adeoye received a ‘stay-out-of-circulation’ message from the DPO of Bode-Osi (an officer of the second respondent) that he should dare not appear at the Chief Magistrate Court, Iwo to testify in his own case (As Complainant) and that if he (Oba Adeoye) dares go to the court, he would be attacked (By Oluwo’s thugs). The Oluwo of Iwo Oke said that he later learnt that the Divisional Crime Officer from Iwo Police station went to the court on the said date with his men in order to prevent him (Oba Adeoye) from gaining entry into the Chief Magistrate court, Iwo, to testify in his own case.
The Oluwo of Iwo Oke also revealed in his suit, that on same day, the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi sponsored some thugs to lay ambush within the premises of the court with the sole purpose of preventing him from gaining access into the court.

On same 26, according to Oluwo of Iwo Oke, the first respondent (Oluwo of Iwo) in company of some hoodlums who earlier attacked him and who were at large (to justice) went to his shopping complex to warn tenants to vacate the premises as he (Oluwo) is the owner of the land on which the shopping complex is sighted and that if he ever sees Oluwo Oke on the land again, he will deal with him.  Oba Adeoye said Oba Akanbi has been abusing his office by harassing, intimidating, molesting and preventing him from free movement within Iwo town and that the conduct of Oluwo does not befits a person of his status and caliber as he is used to carrying armed thugs, miscreants and hoodlums around to harass, intimidate, molest and attack persons whom he perceived not to be on same page with him.  
Plead for case transfer…

Seeing that the 1st respondent and the second respondent were making life unbearable for him by making the court premises inaccessible to him, the Oluwo of Iwo Oke, Oba Kadiri Adeoye in a letter dated 19th of October, 2016
written to Honorable Justice Ojo  (Chief Judge of Osun State),  asked that the case be transferred from Iwo magistrate district to Oshogbo magistrate district due to threat to life and intimidation from both Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi and some officers of the Nigeria Police force.  The complainant pleaded that transferring the case to Oshogbo will not only save his life but give the law an ample opportunity to thrive in order for justice to be attained.   
More dirty allegations…

The Oluwo of Iwo Oke also alleged in his court documents that the Oluwo of Iwo Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi is making his money through internet fraud known as “Yahoo-Yahoo” using his palace as a cover up; and that a petition has been written to the EFCC (Economic & Financial Crime Commission) to investigate him and his boys. The plaintiff also accused the respondent (Oluwo of Iwo) of being selected to his present office by fiat and not through democratic means; he said “That I also know as a matter of fact that the 1st respondent was not nominated by his ruling house before he was appointed and installed as the Oluwo of Iwo”. Oba Adeoye added “That as a member of Iwo traditional council, I owe it a duty to inform this Honorable Court when I got this information”; “That the first respondent is not fit and proper to be appointed to the exalted position of Oluwo of Iwo considering his antecedents and present conducts”

The Oba of Iwo Oke prayed to the court that “As a result of the foregoing and in order to prevent the 1st respondent from attacking, harassing, intimidating, threatening and molesting me with thugs and miscreants and also restricting my movement anywhere in Iwo or Nigeria generally, I approached this honorable Court for leave and this court did grant leave for me; that I swear to this affidavit in good faith and in accordance with the oaths law”
Oba Adewale Akanbi’s reaction…

Meanwhile in a counter affidavit dated 15th of November 2016, the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi described Oba Kadiri Adeoye’s allegations as scandalous, vexatious and designed to embarrass, blackmail, and ridicule him before right thinking members of the society.  The Oluwo in the counter affidavit deposed to by one of his traditional chiefs, Chief Adelani Akanbi (Aremo of Iwo land) urged the judge to strike out or dismiss the application in the interest of justice. Although the Oba Adewale Akanbi didn’t refute any of the allegations raised by the Oluwo of Iwo Oke in his suit, but only claimed that the allegations were irrelevant and immaterial. Oluwo also claimed in his letter to the court that to his knowledge, ‘there is no person or ruler is it traditional or honorary known, called or refer to as “Oluwo of Iwo Oke”. A further affidavit at the magistrate court Iwo on December 18, tried hard to amplify the Oluwo’s role as a senior Oba and boss to his Oluwo of Iwo Oke but the case was already trending at the Oshogbo magistrate district. All affidavits didn’t dispute serious allegations raised by the applicant but advised the judge to ignore them.
Osun State Commissioner of Police reacts

In his own preliminary objection, the Osun State Commissioner of Police denied ever being used as a rubber stamp by the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi. In a document signed by one Edogun Sunday of the legal section of the Department of Investigation, State C.I.D, Osogbo on 25th of November, 2016 the police boss exonerated himself and his men from indulging in acts that suggests that he was being used or controlled by the Oluwo of Iwo to harass, molest or intimidate the Oluwo of Iwo Oke, Oba Kadiri Adeoye. The state police boss noted that he or his agents cannot be influenced by anybody; and that he and his men discharge their duties in accordance with the law without fear or favor. The Police boss therefore urged the court to strike out his name from the case.
Abracadabra of Oluwo of Iwo with Magistrate Olusola Aluko (Part 1)
The PUNCH headline where Oluwo promised to shun court proceedings
On the first hearing of the case in Oshogbo, Oba Kadiri Adeoye appeared in court with his lawyer. However, the first respondent, Oluwo of Iwo refused to show up. Instead, he was represented by Oba Asimiyu Sadiq the Ologburo of Ogburo kingdom.  When Magistrate Olusola Aluko who was hearing the case asked why the Oluwo refused to show up for the case, his lawyer Chief Olayide Yekeen told the magistrate that his client (Oluwo) was too big to appear personally and that it is a taboo for a king to come before an ordinary judge and be questioned like an ordinary person.
More drama from Oluwo of Iwo….
The Oluwo of Iwo in one of his cars on the telephone
On 26th of November, which is the third time the case came up, the Oluwo of Iwo Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi shocked the court when his counsel, Barrister Olaide Yekeen raised objection to the jurisdiction of a magistrate court to handle such a case. He thereby discredited the privileges of the magistrate court. He equally alleged that the court ought to hear his prayer first before any proceeding. Magistrate Olusola Aluko agreed that the court was mandated to give a listening ear to Oluwo’s prayer and counter affidavit but the magistrate frowned at Oluwo’s decision to dishonor his invitation by refusing to come in person to answer some of the weighty petitions raised against him by Oluwo of Iwo Oke.  
In a twist of fate and in his effort to get down to the nitty-gritty of the case, Magistrate Aluko issued a warrant of arrest by the Police to pick Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi  and bring him to court since he refused to appear for three consecutive times since the beginning of the case in Iwo and Oshogbo.
 Abracadabra of Oluwo of Iwo with Magistrate Olusola Aluko (Part 2)
Oluwo; the Oba who threatened a magistrate with 'traditional arrest'
In another twist of fate and to the surprise of the legal community in Osun state, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi vowed not to appear before the judge alleging that the case has been compromised.  The Oluwo claimed that some monarchs who were afraid of his rising fame were using traditional rulers in his domain to fabricate lies against him with the aim of destroying his reputation vowed not to honor the invitation of the court claiming that no one has the right to arrest a traditional ruler in Yoruba land. In an interview with PUNCH Newspaper of Monday December 26, the Oluwo sent a strong warning to magistrate Aluko “It is a shame on the judiciary to have such magistrate. There is no indictment; no case at all. Somebody just brought a worthless paper to you (referring to the magistrate). It is a civil case and you are relying on that to issue a warrant of arrest”. “I am not a criminal. Some people want to tarnish my name and they cooked up a lie that I am into Yahoo-Yahoo. I am not. Can one be a monarch and still be doing Yahoo-Yahoo? What do I need that for?” The Oluwo accused the magistrate of trying hard to tarnish his image “All he just wants to do is tarnish my name. That means it (case) has a political undertone”.  Funny enough, the same Oba Akanbi in a letter addressed to Magistrate Aluko  through the registrar, Chief Magistrate Court, Oshogbo and dated Tuesday January 20, 2016,  the Oluwo pleaded for a leave of absence from the court proceedings of that day. The letter signed by his secretary one Kamoru Ademola showed the double standard of Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi as he pleaded that the court permit his absence due to an event he attended in Abuja.
The letter to Magistrate Aluko from Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi claiming to miss his flight in Abuja over bad weather
Oba Akanbi in the letter titled “MIW.M.6/2016: Oba Kadiri Adeoye II vs Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi Or Application for leave of Absence” told the court that he was invited to Abuja by an organization called Excellent Media where he was honored as “Royal Father of the Year 2016” at Cyprian Ekwensi Center for Arts and Culture, Area 10, Garki, Abuja on the 18th of December. The Oba said as much as he would have loved to appear in person in court on the 20th of December, he was unable to book a flight from Abuja to Lagos or Ibadan as a result of ‘bad weather and visibility problem for airplanes’. The Oba in the paragraph 4 of the letter pleaded that his leave of absence from the court was not intentional and ‘not as a matter of disrespect to the court but born out of necessity and safety of life’.
Another Escused letter (Invitation Card) to avoid court proceedings
So, it was a huge surprise to many observers when the same Oba Akanbi called PUNCH Newspaper on Sunday December 25 to grant the controversial interview vowing not to appear in court and that the court has no right to try him for a ‘civil case’. All this theatrics were allegedly meant to buy time and find a route out of the legal logjam as the Oluwo dreaded the outcome of the case as he had no means of denying those allegations in a proper court trial. 
A health escuse duty certificate which portrays Oluwo as ill to appear in Court
The Oba also engaged the service of Osun State Free Health Services (FHS) in January 2017 when the case came up for the 5th hearing. In a short note dated 4th of January, 2017 from the office of the Chief Medical Officer, Iwo Zonal Hospital Management Board, and the letter read “After examining Oba A.A. Akanbi of the Oluwo Palace, I consider him to be excused from duty for five days, after which he should, unless further excused by a separate certificate, report for duty”  
The Anger of Magistrate Aluko…
The Punch Headline where Magistrate Aluko threatened to jail Oluwo for Contempt espocal
Sensing that the Oluwo was playing on his intelligence, coupled with his double-trick stunts of writing him a letter dated December 20th, pleading for his absence from court and yet going to the press to declare his summons as illogical, Magistrate Olusola Aluko of Chief Magistrate Court, Oshogbo magistrate district issued a fresh warrant of arrest on the Oluwo of Iwo Oba Abdul Rasheed Adewale Akanbi on Wednesday 28th of December, 2016.  The magistrate obviously pissed off with Oluwo’s double standards stepped down the substantive case before him for a fresh case of “contempt of the court of law by Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi”.  Aluko noted that Oba Akanbi ought to have been arrested and produced in court at the next adjourned date following the warrant issued against the traditional ruler. Aluko added that the Oluwo threatened him by issuing “a traditional warrant of arrest”.
Gov. Rauf Aregbesola....He Put this Oluwo on the throne, can he remove him or he will look the other way?
According to magistrate Aluko, the case was transferred from the magistrate court in Iwo to Oshogbo when hoodlums stormed the court and policemen in three trucks were drafted to rescue the magistrate who first heard the case.
Aluko stated “Bench warrant was issued in the presence of his lawyer, Mr. Olaide Yekin, and counsel for the commissioner of police, Mr. Abass Haruna, OC Legal State CID of Osun Command on Tuesday December 20”
Aluko lamented the unruly behavior of Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi “After the event of the last adjourned date, the online media was awash with threats allegedly issued by the first respondent, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale, to arrest me traditionally”
“I personally read and watched on Channels Television on Friday, December 23, 2016; then, on Monday, December 26, 2016, PUNCH Newspaper published on page 12 a story captioned “I will not appear before Osun magistrate”. “The story was also promoted on the front page of the paper. In the body of the story, the first respondent was quoted to have said, “It is a shame on the judiciary to have such magistrates sitting”; “I have a print out of the statement based on Channels Television and newspaper publication”.
High Chief Abiola Ogundokun with his extranged godson, Oluwo Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi....Ogundokun saved him from Oluwo's case
Magistrate Aluko continued “There is no doubt that the statements are contemptuous in nature and they are meant to embarrass and humiliate this court. Under the law, it is contempt espacal, which attracts punitive action”
“This court has a duty to protect itself from assault and preserve the sanctity of the judiciary and due process. Therefore, the case which brought the two parties is hereby stepped down until this issue of contempt is cleared”
The magistrate finally educated Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi who had been raising the issue that since the Osun State Commissioner of Police refused to appear, he would not appear as well as both of them were jointly sued by the Oluwo of Iwo Oke “Let me quickly add that so far that warrant of arrest was not issued against the commissioner of police is not an excuse for first respondent (Oluwo) not to appear on the summons on him”.
“The commissioner of Police was sued in his official capacity hence; he needs not to appear personally”. “It is on that score that another warrant of arrest is hereby issued on the first respondent, Oba Rasheed Adewale to appear before this court again, personally on the first adjourned date, which is December 30, 2016 to come and confirm if indeed he made those statements”
Ogundokun, Aregbe & Obasanjo to the rescue…
High Chief Abiola Ogundokun, the OBANLA of Iwo Land
It was at this junction according to sources that eminent Iwo citizen, High Chief Abiola Ogundokun who was in London for bed rest in December left the UK to make consultations with Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and ex-Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to intervene.
Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo equally saved Oba Akanbi from jail courtesy Chief Abiola Ogundokun
Although the Oluwo later appeared in court to apologize to Magistrate Aluko over his salacious statements as he equally instigated peace moves with High Chief Abiola Ogundokun who allegedly used his diplomatic skill to negotiate a soft landing for the embattled Oluwo who was almost going to jail as all his tricks and efforts to escape justice, claiming to be bigger than the law fell on a bad portion.
Case closed
Governor Rauf Aregbesola begged Oluwo Oke to drop case  against Oluwo of Iwo at the instance of Chief Abiola Ogundokun
The Governor of Osun State later put a call to Oba Kadiri Adeoye the Oluwo of Iwo Oke, urging him to forgive the Oluwo of Iwo and take the case off court and save Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi from imminent disgrace and ridicule.
But the Oluwo of Iwo Oke who respected the Governor’s plea and that of eminent Nigerians like High Chief Abiola Ogundokun and Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR) gave stringent conditions which includes that “The Oluwo of Iwo will stop harassing him publicly; that the Oluwo will stop addressing him as a lesser king (Baale) as he shares same authority of Oba with him but on a Part two level; and that he as Oluwo of Iwo Oke, his position historically is that of a brother and not a son to Oluwo of Iwo”.  He said three of them of Iwo royalty are children of same parent, they are: Oluwo of Iwo, Oluwo Oke of Iwo Oke and Oluwo Ate of Iwo Ate. A notice to discontinue the case was filed at the Chief Magistrate Court, Iwo (Where the summons originated) on Tuesday January 3rd, 2017. In a two pages letter Oba Kadiri Adeoye wrote “TAKE NOTICE that the applicant hereby seeks the leave of this Honorable Court to discontinue the above mentioned case against the Respondent due to the intervention of eminent personalities”
 However, since Oluwo Oke pulled out his case from the court of law, the Oluwo of Iwo has refused entreaties from both natives and eminent citizens to make him sign a peace deed between him and his Oluwo of Iwo Oke counterpart.
Deadlock Peace Treaty…
Alhaji (Chief) Kamilu Babatunde-Arowolo (L) Head of the Ruling Houses in Iwo Land with an aide....He tried to settle Oluwo's score with Oluwo of Iwo Oke to no avail
 In a Sunday May 7, 2017 exclusive interview with this blog, Alhaji (Chief) Babatunde Arowolo, Head of the entire ruling houses in Iwo land lamented how the 4 ruling houses arranged a peace meeting between the Oluwo and his Oluwo Oke counterpart at a central place in Iwo town but the Oluwo who promised to attend the peace meeting and embrace the Oluwo of Iwo Oke refused to show up. The meeting which started at 10 am saw Oba Akanbi keeping everyone waiting till 5pm despite several visits and pleads to his palace. He allegedly, later scolded the peace makers that he is too big to meet any ‘lesser Baale’ for a meeting and that if Oluwo of Iwo Oke cannot come straight to his palace and remove his clothes and be rolling nakedly on the floor, he will deal with him (Ma’a ka kuro lori ile).
High Chief Abiola Ogundokun with Oluwo Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi & his wife, Olori Chanel Akanbi @ Ogundokun's Lagos Residence last year
High Chief Abiola Ogundokun who initiated the move that saved the Oluwo from going to jail also lamented how Oba Akanbi has refused to sign the peace deed between him and Oluwo Oke and instead decided to pick fight with everybody over the document. The Oluwo has since stripped Chief Ogundokun of his titles in Iwo land even after giving him the highest honor and title of OBANLA of Iwo land on January 8th, 2017 after Chief Abiola Ogundokun saved him from going to jail by seeking the assistance of President Olusegun Obasanjo and Governor Rauf Aregbesola who pleaded with Oluwo Oke to drop the case. The Oluwo has since launched a heavy campaign of calumny, abuse and ridicule against Chief Abiola Ogundokun as the later has equally sued the Oluwo for defamation of character.   

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