fbpx

Kwara community depose traditional chief over allegation of disobedience to authority

By Webmaster

Mobile Category

The Olusin of Isanlu-Isin, Oba Solomon Oloyede has deposed one of the traditional chiefs in the community, high chief Olaniyi Alade over allegations of high-handedness and disobedience to the Isanlu-Isin traditional authority.

People of Isanlu-Isin community, Isin local government area of Kwara state have earlier on Monday asked for removal of chief Olaniyi Alade during the protest, when they alleged him of anti-development conducts.

The people, who staged a peaceful protest to the palace of the traditional ruler of the town, Olusin of Isanlu-Isin, Oba Solomon Oloyede, on Monday, demanded for removal of the high chief over alleged poor representation and high-handedness before his dethronement.

Although, chief Olaniyi Alade, was also present during the protest at the palace and refuted all allegations levelled against him by the people, saying he was not given a fair hearing.

Chief Alade, who argued that his own supporters did not participate in the protest, described the protest as ploy to intimidate him because of his financial successes in the town, saying he is not guilty.

The Olusin of Isanlu-Isin, however, went ahead to remove Alade, who is the third in hierarchy to the traditional ruler, from Ile Ologba clan of the community.

Before the pronouncement by the monarch, he said that, “As a first class monarch and the chairman of Isin local government council of traditional rulers, if I cannot control a chief under me I am not worthy of being a leader. That is why I have to accede to the request of his people”.

Giving his verdict, Oba Oloyede also warned the deposed high chief to stop parading himself as Ologba or risk being arrested by law enforcement agents.

“A group of people from Ile Ologba clan came to lodge a complaint against Chief Olaniyi Alade for allegedly working against the progress of the clan. Chief Alade, third in hierarchy to the Isanlu-Isin monarch hails from Ile Ologba clan. 

“The protesters accused the now deposed Ologba chief of arrogance, high-handedness and disobedience to the Isanlu-Isin traditional authority.

“The protesters also alleged that the former Ologba chief in his almost 20 years as high chief failed to nominate any one for chieftaincy title. They claimed that Mr. Alade used his position to intimidate them over their land.

“We have no option than to remove him from being a high chief to forestall him from continually desecrating our culture and causing disaffection amongst the community members.

“He is not the first Ologba from that clan. Previous Ologbas used to support the monarch for the progress and development of the community.

“As a first class monarch and the chairman of Isin local government council of traditional rulers if I cannot control a chief under me I am not worthy of being a leader. That is why I have to accede to the request of his people”, he said.

Meanwhile, the high chief, Olaniyi Alade, who was present during the protest at the palace, refuted all allegations levelled against him by the people.

Chief Alade, who argued that his own supporters did not participate in the protest, described the protest as ploy to intimidate him because of his financial successes in the town.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: