Akeredolu asks police to arrest Ondo monarch, Olofun of Irele

Rotimi Akeredolu, police, arrest, Ondo ‘monarch’
Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu

Akeredolu asks police to arrest Ondo monarch, Olofun of Irele 

Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has asked the state police commissioner, Oyediran Oyeyemi to arrest and prosecute the Olofun of Irele in Irele Local Government, Oba Ademola Idowu Oloworiyibi.

He said the monarch was an impersonator, as his administration had not approved or appointed anybody as the Olofun of Irele kingdom.

Oba Oloworiyibi was crowned last month, but some persons petitioned the state government, citing irregularities.

The call for Oba Oloworiyibi’s arrest was contained in a letter Governor Akeredolu addressed to the Ondo CP and signed by his Chief of Staff, Chief Olugbenga Ale.

In the letter released last night, the governor described the activities of Oloworiyibi as overreaching and illegal.

Who is Rotimi Aheredolu?

Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN (born 21 July 1956) is a Nigerian politician and lawyer who is currently the Governor of Ondo State, in office since 24 February 2017. His adopted prefix is “Arakunrin”, while his nickname is “Aketi”.

He is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) who became president of the Nigerian Bar Association in 2008. Akeredolu was also a Managing Partner at the law firm of Olujinmi & Akeredolu, which he co-founded with Chief Akin Olujinmi, a former Attorney General and Minister for Justice of Nigeria. On 21 July 2020, he was declared as the Ondo governorship candidate after the primary elections under the platform of the APC.

He is the current Governor of Ondo State and doubles as the chairman of Southwest Governors Forum.


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