Ogun chief suspended over ‘controversial announcement’
An Ogun State chief, Odofin of Ijejaland, Sunday Oluwole, has been reportedly suspended with immediate effect.
Odofin’s suspension was contained in a letter written by Kehinde Amusa of Hassan Amusa & Co., Abeokuta, a Daily Post report says.
Amusa had reportedly written on behalf of the Odofin Compound in ljeja, Abeokuta, following a meeting held by leaders of the compound which was attended by the Baale of Odofin village, Ijeja, Chief Semiu Lawal; the secretary, Elder E. O. Olatomi; the Mufasir Musulumi of ljeja, Alh. Surajudeen Lawal; and Elder Obayomi Olori-Ebi.
Oluwole’s suspension was as a result of an announcement he made about a controversial Oluwo title in Ijeja, Abeokuta, reports Daily Post.
“We, as Solicitors to the Odofin Compound, ljeja Abeokuta, hereby announce the immediate and automatic suspension of Chief Sunday Oluwole Odofin of Ijeja Land as Accredited Compound Representative in the Ogboni Chambers (Ile Ogboni).
“Henceforth, he should stop parading himself as recognised and representative of ljejaland in the lle Ogboni. The Ogboni ljeja, Ogboni Egba, Olorogun Ologun of ljeja and Egbaland, Parakoyi of Ijeja and Egbaland are hereby notified of this latest development by this public,” the letter partly read.
The letter dated January 9, 2023, was made available to the Egba Traditional Council led by the Alake and paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, and others concerned.