The Olugbon of Ile-Igbon, Oba Francis Olusola Alao and three other person have been invited for questioning by the police from Zone 11 over alleged unlawful invasion of one of the houses belonging to his predecessor, late Oba Samuel Adegboyega Osunbade.
According to Mega Icon Magazine, the police has commenced investigation in connection with the petition submitted by the family of the late Olugbon of Ile Igbon, in Surulere local government Area of Oyo State, Oba Samuel Adegboyega Osunbade.
Others alleged in the petition are Idowu Okunlola and Alhaji Saka Oladimeji.
According to the petition, a copy of which was also sent to the Inspector General of Police, the monarch and other respondents allegedly commissioned “some criminals to burgle the late Oba Adegboyega Osunbade’s uncompleted building at Orile Igbon and did substantially damage and irreparable defacement to same.”
In the petition signed by the family lawyer, Barrister Isiaka Ahmed Adigun of IH Adigun and Co, they stressed that the building burgled into is one of the personal properties of the late Olugbon that was under construction before his demise and it was shocking to discover on 28th of May 2018 that some miscreants were found pulling down iron burglary frame of both windows and doors of the building.
“The boys could not be stopped as some of them were armed with offensive weapon, such as sledge hammers, saw machetes e.t.c. But they were quick to disclosed that they were sent to carry out the dastardly and destructive felonious exercise by the respondent of the petition.”
Prince Adesina, the first son of the late monarch had reported the case to the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Orile Igbon Division who, he said? promised to mobilize his men to the site but failed to fulfill his promise to stop them.
The petition also added that “on 23rd May, the complainant commissioned Mr Ayefele to go and inspect the level of damages done to the building and report the case at the police station for necessary action, but surprisingly, Mr Ayefele was arrested and detained for several hours and the DPO later advised that the complainant take the matter to court” .
The petition reads further, “Sir , we also considered it apt to invite your attention to the fact that this is not the first time the respondents have forcefully entered into and damaged most of the legacies left behind by the late Olugbon for his family.
“However, it appears the respondents have become rather cosy with the police officers in Orile Igbon because they continue to carry out their criminal act and get away with them scot –free.
“Our client is at the moment fed up and frustrated and they have concluded plans to take up cudgel to defend the estate of their patriarch if the police continue to fail to guarantee them requisite protection under the law. Our client is fed up with the reckless abandonment of security protection and the maintenance of law and Order at Orile Igbon particularly as it affect their right and right and plights”.