A group has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to prosecute the new Ooni of Ife, Prince Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
A human rights group known as the Centre for Human Eights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to prosecute the new Ooni of Ife, Prince Adeyeye Ogunwusi, over forgery allegations.
Chairman of the group, Adeniyi Sulaiman, wrote a letter to the chairman of the EFCC on Monday, November 2, the Punch reports.
In a letter, a copy of which was sent to President Muhammadu Buhari, the CHRSJ noted that the allegations were weighty and called for immediate prosecution.
Sulaiman stressed that the allegation of forgery, fraudulent conversion and obtaining of N400 million against Prince Ogunwusi and his company should be thoroughly investigated.
The group warned the commission that if it failed to begin the prosecution after seven days of receipt of the letter, the CHRSJ would get court injunction to compel the EFCC to prosecute the new Ooni of Ife.
“We wish to refer the Honourable chairman to the contents of a weighty petition involving various acts of criminality namely forgery, fraudulent conversion and obtaining the sum of N400m by false presence levied against the above named person.
“We also refer the chairman to the EFCC’s letter dated 17th September 2015 to Principal Parter, Olawoyin (Legal Practitioners) and a letter dated 23rd September 2015 from Olawoyin & Olawoyin (Legal Practitioners) to EFCC on the same subject matter.
“In view of the foregoing. We hereby request your commission to prosecute immediately upon the receipt of this letter,” the letter read.
Meanwhile, Prince Ogunwusi has been moved into seclusion at a shrine known as Ilofi in Ile-Ife, Osun state, where he will stay for the next 21 days.
During his stay in seclusion, which is a part of preparations towards his coronation, the Ooni-deisgnate will go through initiation processes into different cults.