The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has made a SUDDEN u-turn and accepsted his six months suspension by the Osun State Traditional Rulers Council.
The council in a meeting presided over by the Ooni of Ife, suspended the monarch from attending its meetings after he was accused of assaulting the Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa, Oba Dhikurulahi Akinropo.
Shortely after the suspension was announced, Oluwo had mocked it, saying he remains in his palace and nothing would happen.
A statement issued by the Secretary to the Oluwo in Council, Kamoru Ademola, however states otherwise and now appears the Oluwo has accepted his suspension. The statement reads…
“The Oluwo in council regrets the unfortunate incident that transpired between the Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa and Oluwo of Iwo last week.
“We will also like to put it on record that the Oluwo did not at anytime assault the Agbowu or any other Oba for that matter. However, we respect the decision of the Osun State Council of Obas to suspend the Oluwo from the Council of Obas meetings; though the suspension was harsh and undeserved, the Oluwo will abide by it.
Once again, we express our gratitude and respect to the Council of Obas and the leadership under the imperial majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi.”