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Enroachment Of Shrine: Lagelu Family Petitions Olubadan, CCII


Some members of Lagelu family in Ibadan, the  have petitioned the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji and the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII) over alleged encroachment of Lagelu shrine by some land-grabbers.

Regarded as the founder of Ibadan land, Lagelu migrated from Ile-Ife in the present Osun State and settled down in a place called Eba Odan which later metamorphosed into Ibadan some centuries ago.

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History has it that he buried himself alive in Awotan, a settlement in the present Ido Local government area of Ibadan.

According to Daily Post, the spot where Lagelu buried himself had been designated as “Lagelu Shrine” since then.

However, Lagelu descendants have raised an alarm that the shrine of the progenitor of the ancient city has been sold.

While speaking on Thursday, members of the family called on the Olubadan and the CCII to check the activities of some land grabbers, who have encroached on the shrine.

The family alleged that land grabbers have sold the shrine to a man, who had subsequently erected a building on it.

They said that they were surprised to see an uncompleted bungalow already erected on the shrine.

Mogaji of the Lagelu family, Chief Lamidi Tiamiyu; Spokesperson of the family, Comrade Lukman Babalola and the shrine Priest, Oloye Bamidele Elere Ogunjengboran Shiyanmade, expressed shocks over the development.

The trio called on the Olubadan and CCII to immediately intervene in the matter and call the land grabbers to order.

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