Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Drama as Olutori lost 2 phones inside Gov. Amosun’s house


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The Socialite Oba, Oba Fatai Akamo, Olutori of Itori Land with one of his subjects

For some people it was true, while to many others, the information was untrue. Not until a vernacular news medium broke the story yesterday morning, did many believed that the Olu of Itori land, Oba Abdulfatai Akamo indeed lost his two expensive phones (GSM) inside Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s house during Sallah celebration penultimate Sunday afternoon.
The Drama of the Kabiyesi’s missing phones.
The Governor of Ogun State, His Excellency, Senator Ibikunle Amosun with his wife, Dr. (Mrs) Olufunsho Amosun

The entire drama of the absurd was said to have started like a ‘comic relief’ that fateful afternoon, as nobody initially took the Olu of Itori under Ewekoro LGA of Ogun State (South West Nigeria) serious when he began to show the symptoms of someone who is ‘very disturbed’. The Kabiyesi was said to have dramatically started by raising his voice saying “Ta lo ko foonu mi?” (Who took my phones?). The question was directed at other Obas and important guests who were seating with him inside the Ibara GRA house of Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
A jolly Olutori of Itori Land, Oba Fatai Akamo with one of his subjects
According to sources, the Olu  of Itori land and other important guests (kings inclusive) had gone to felicitate with the state Governor for the Sallah Celebrations (Itunu Awe).  Many Ogun state indigenes who are Muslims and equally hold the Governor in very high esteem were at the Governor’s house. But before the arrival of the very busy and dynamic Ogun State Governor, some traditional rulers,  Politicians, civil servants, commissioners and government contractors had already been seated waiting for His Excellency to arrive from the mosque. Among the VIPs was the fair complexioned Oba Fatai Akorede Akamo, the Olu of Itori land. 
Minutes later, the Governor arrived and the information filtered into the living room that the His Excellency was around. The Governor who had went out to observe prayers and other functions was soon ushered into a living room filled with many faces who had to come to celebrate Sallah with him. Immediately His Excellency stepped in, dignitaries stood on their feet to go meet and greet the governor at the center of the living room. Initially, the Olutori was said to be sitting and chatting with some other guests with a plate of small chops and drinks before him. But immediately he sensed that the Governor has sighted him, the Kabiyesi was said to have jumped on his feet to rush to greet the Governor.
The Ogun State Governor & his wife with Ooni of Ife & his wife
In the course of rushing to greet His Excellency, the Kabiyesi was said to have mistakenly left his two phones on his seat. His belief was that, he was in the Governor’s house and since it is a well secured environment with other dignitaries around, nobody could steal his mobile phones. But what the Kabiyesi didn’t factor into his thinking was the fact that the country was witnessing a recession and anyone could be tempted to steal those very expensive phones, just to settle urgent bills.
The Kabiyesi experienced the greatest shock of his life as he returned to his seat only to discover that his two expensive mobile phones have developed wings and flew out through the window. It was at this junction that the Kabiyesi was alleged to have lost his royal comportment, thereby looking round to the ground and every corner of the room to see if he could sight the two handsets.
The Search Drama…
Oba Fatai Akamo greeting guests at an event
The Kabiyesi was said to have immediately aroused the awareness of the entire cream of guests as the issue immediately became topical with both ordinary and eminent guests joining the Olutori to search for his lost handsets. The Kabiyesi was said to have been seriously disturbed as he kept raising his voice asking “Foonu mi da?” (Where are my phones?). When the whole scenario became intense, a prize of money was allegedly announced as bounty for anyone that helped the Kabiyesi find his two handsets but still, no dice.
Asabeafrika gathered that even though the Kabiyesi was already being served with drinks, small chops and fried meat for leisure but the accident allegedly made the royal father to immediately lose his appetite. It was not just his appetite that was lost to the drama, he also lost his royal comportment and till he left the Governor’s house, the Olutori was forlorn as he returned to his kingdom a sad man.
Amosun, a kind Governor...
Governor Ibikunle Amosun with wife and daughter poses with Chief Orji Uzor Kalu
Another source claimed that before the dramatic phone theft of the Olutori’s handsets inside Governor Amosun’s house, the very hardworking Governor who had gone to the prayer ground—Yidi had single handedly stopped two kids from getting lost at the prayer ground. The kids between ages 3 and 6 were said to have strayed from their careless parents into the Yidi ground where the Chief Imam of Egba land Sheikh Liadi Orunsolu was giving his Sallah sermon. Immediately the guards of the Yidi ground brought the two kids to the podium for announcement, the Governor asked them to kindly hold the kids down till he is called to talk at the event.
Immediately the opportunity arrived, the very kind and humane Governor Amosun carried one of the kids (age 3) and personally announced that some kids have been found who lost contact with their parent. The Governor was not happy that parents of such kids could allow their wards to stray away without adequate care, despite the evil of child kidnapping that is rampant in the society. Immediately the Governor raised the kids for recognition, parents, especially women in the gathering started looking out for their kids. The governor asked the kids to give their names and within minutes after their names were mentioned, their elder siblings showed up and as they made straight to take the kids from the governor, they were stopped by the Governor’s security details who urged them to let the governor finished his talk.  The children were later released as the Governor warned parents to be careful with their wards. This act of the Governor was said to have shot his esteem quotient up around town until the Olutori’s phone theft scandal happened.
Right now, the question being asked by those in the know is “Who stole the handsets of Olutori inside the house of a whole Governor and even among very important personalities?”. Could this act be as a result of the recession in the country or just a pastime for such an eminent thief?
Culled and translated from Alariya Oodua Magazine

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