Olubadan removes Baale over violation of traditional rules

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The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji said he has removed the Baale Lagelu Aboke in Ido local government area of Oyo State, Saheed Alatise.

Olubadan announced this on Monday.

Our correspondent reports that Alatise’s removal is with immediate effect.

Spokesman to the Olubadan, Mr. Adeola Oloko, who announced the removal of the Baale noted that the decision was taken after several petitions were sent to the Olubadan-in-Council.

He said the deposed Baale violated some traditional rules and customs.

Oloko maintained that the deposed Baale failed to defend himself.

“Following persistent complaints about his conduct and gross violation of Ibadan Customs and Traditions, the community unanimously decided and recommended his removal to Olubadan during their meeting at the palace, Popoyemoja, Ibadan today (Monday).

“The Council noted that while the removed Baale had been accused of one allegation or the other over the past one year, his continued refusal to defend himself is an act of contumely against Olubadan and is punishable under Ibadan Customs and Traditions.

“Part of the allegations levelled against the removed Baale is that he falsely presented himself for chieftaincy installation as Baale Aboke when he is not a male child of the family.

“In a letter written by members of Lagelu Aboke family of Ibadan to Olubadan-in-Council and signed by Ganiyu Oladokun Okerinu Aboke (Family Head); Tiamiyu Lamidi Okerinu Aboke (Baale) and the secretary of the family, it was stated that Saheed Alatise who hails from Agbede Adodo, Ibadan cannot honestly represent Lagelu Aboke family of Idi-Ishin Compound, Beere, Ibadan.

They stated further that “besides, we members of the Aboke family, Ibadan do not approve of the conduct of Saheed Alatise as his conduct as Baale runs contrary to the counsels often given to chiefs before their installation as Baale”.

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