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Oba’s Crown Stolen In Ekiti, As Thugs Invade Alasa Palace

Oba’s Crown Stolen In Ekiti, As Thugs Invade Alasa Palace


The embattled Regent of Ilasa-Ekiti, Princess Jolaade Onipede, has cried out over alleged attack on Alasa Palace by suspected agents of government, claiming that some ancestral materials, including the crown of his late father, were looted during the raid.

Controversy ensued as Ekiti State government announced the appointment of Chief Mrs Comfort Dayo Idowu as substantive Regent of Ilasa Community, thereby derecognising the former occupant, Princess Onipede.

Onipede was installed on Tuesday [Oct. 30], while her challenger was installed the next day.

But Ekiti State Commissioner for Information, Funminiyi Afuye, has denied the raid charge, saying the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is behind the allegation.

Narrating her ordeal, Onipede explained that she was about hosting some youth groups in the community when suddenly hoodlums led by certain aide of the governor and council chairman unleashed mayhem on the palace.

Although, Onipede said the assailants did not hurt her, she however described the invasion as not only unexpected, but uncivilised.

The embattled Regent spoke of how the police orderly attached to the palace was allegedly manhandled and brutalised, as the thugs ransacked the palace, looting personal effect of the late monarch and his widows.

Onipede, currently serving in Republic of Congo as an Ambassador, is the daughter of late Oba Abel Ajibola, who reigned for 63 years and six months in the community.

Ekiti State PDP Chairman, Makanjuola Ogundipe said the party had petitioned the Inspector General of Police over the incident. Ogundipe equally condemned the state government for dabbling into the issue of Regency of Ilasa Ekiti.

”The appointment of a Regent of a town is the primary responsibility of the kingmakers and not that of government”, he declared.

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