The Executive Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu has ordered the immediate arrest and investigation of two persons who were alleged to be parading themselves as the traditional ruler of Ode Irele town, the headquarters of Irele Local Government Area, and the monarch of Igodanlisa community in Okitipupa LGA of the state.
According to The PUNCH, it was disclosed that the two were allegedly parading themselves as monarchs without the approval of the state executive council.
The state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs Bamidele Olateju, stated this after the state executive council meeting on Wednesday evening. She, however, did not mention the names of the suspects.
Ademola-Olateju said, ”Some persons have been parading themselves as Olofun of Irele in Irele Local Government and Olu of Igodanlisa in Okitipupa Local Government without the approval of the State Executive Council.
“The state executive council has decided that such persons be arrested and investigated for their infractions against the state chieftaincy law.
The commissioner also disclosed that the government had upgraded no fewer than 23 junior monarchs to first-class status while approval of the elevation of some chiefs to the status of Obas in the various communities by the government.
According to her, the concerned traditional rulers including, the Owa-Ale of IkareAkoko, Olowa of Igbara-Oke and Olumoru of Imoru and Ojomo-Luda of Ijebu-Owo among others.