In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 25th, June, 2020

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Oluwo Of Iwo Faces Dethronement Over Alleged Criminal Past


Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi

The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, is dealing with one in all his hardest instances on the throne as his topics haven’t solely turned towards him but in addition demanded his fast dethronement over numerous infractions.

In a letter to the Osun State Authorities dated June 17, 2020, the Affiliation of Iwoland Indigenes in Diaspora by means of their lawyer, Peter Adeosun, raised a lot of allegations towards the monarch, calling for his removing for gross abuse of workplace.

They mentioned Oba Akanbi’s character didn’t befit an individual of his standing and calibre as he at all times moved round with armed thugs, miscreants and hoodlums to harass, intimidate, molest and assault individuals whom he perceives as enemies.

“Your Excellency, it’s our transient as evidenced by numerous correspondences made accessible to us by our shoppers that Oluwo Abdulrasheed Akanbi has been conducting himself in manners that are antithetical to that of a monarch in any clime and really unbecoming of a Yoruba Oba.

“It’s due to this fact disheartening to our shoppers that the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi (hereinafter known as Oba Akanbi), a Yoruba king who is meant to be the custodian of Iwo tradition and values has been misrepresenting the curiosity of Iwoland and that is changing into quite shameful,” the lawyer wrote to the state governor.


The Iwo indigenes additionally accused Oba Akanbi of being an ex-convict, who served time in United States jail for bank card fraud, drug trafficking amongst different felony acts.

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In a separate letter to the standard ruler in response to the one obtained from the Iwo indigenes affiliation, Legal professional-Normal and Commissioner for Justice of Osun State, Oluwafemi Akande, requested Oba Akanbi to react to the allegations raised by his folks earlier than the following line of motion was decided.

SaharaReporters gathered that the event has since despatched the younger and flamboyant monarch into panic particularly after his type of management and mode of operation turned a supply of concern for some members of the general public and certainly fellow conventional rulers throughout Yorubaland.

In paperwork seen by SaharaReporters on Wednesday, it emerged that certainly Oba Akanbi was deported from the US to Nigeria in 1999 after his conviction for aggravated felony, an offence that carries a most penalty of 20 years in jail and a fantastic of $250,000 or each.

He was deported after utilizing the title Segun Adewale Adeonigbagbe to enter the US.

Oba Akanbi once more tried to achieve entry into America by means of Peace Bridge land crossing border from Canada however was arrested on March 11, 2011 after utilizing the title Adewale Akanbi with June 21, 1967 as his date of start.

He was subsequently held and dedicated to jail custody till December 19, 2011 when he was deported to Canada the place he has a resident allow.

“On about March 11, 2011, within the Western District of New York, the defendant, Segun Adewale Adeonigbagbe aka Prince Adewale Akanbi, an alien who had beforehand been deported and faraway from the US on or about Could 18, 1999, subsequent to a conviction for fee of an aggravated felony, did enter, try and enter and was voluntarily current and located in the US with out having first obtained the categorical consent of the Legal professional-Normal of the US or his successor, the Secretary for Homeland Safety, to reapply for admission to the US.

“All in violation of Title eight, United States Code, Part 1326 (a) and 1326 (b) (2),” a doc signed by William J. Honcho Jrn, former United States Legal professional, learn.

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Supply: Sahara Reporters


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