Alawo Stool: Group Petitions IGP Over Osun LG Official Impersonation As Awo Prince

A Crown Prince of Awo, Prince Abubakar Adeniyi has dragged an official

of Osun State Local Government Service Commission,one Mr. Oloyede

Babatunde Sikiru before the security agents and other concern

authorities in the land, for an alleged criminal impersonation over an

Alawo Stool, calling for thorough and credible investigation of the

allegation against Oloyede.

Oloyede who is working with the State Local Government Service

Commission as an Internal Auditor attached to Isokan South Local

Council Development Area in Ikoyi in the State, explaning that Oloyede

has brought confusion into the process of selecting new monarch for

the ancient town by illegally obtaining the Expression of Interest

Form with N0:000000125 and claimed through written in the form that

“I, Oloyede Babatunde Sikiru hailed from Abioye Compound/Ruling House

with attachment of Certificate of Origin, claiming that Oloyede hailed

from Jogunade’s Compound).

Awo, the headquarters of Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun

State,has been engulfed in the crisis of selecting new monarch since

2020 where one Taiwo Adegboye of Abioye Ruling House had earlier

forged all the documents with intent to make Governor Isiaka

Adegboyega Oyetola led State Government believed to be true and crown

him (Taiwo) as monarch with his prepared forged documents, adding that

Taiwo also nominated his brother(Hassan Adeyemi Ore) and

sister(Memunat Oladepo) as Warrant Chiefs which the ritual efforts of

Ore lead to his untimely death recently.

This criminal allegation was contained in the Petition Letter dated

23rd day of June,2021, written by the human rights organization, the

Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) on behalf of Awo

Crown Prince, Abubakar Adeniyi as Complainant with the

support of 17 Paragraphs Sworn Affidavit of Affirmation to prove the

allegation beyond reasonable doubt and signed by the group’s Assistant

General Secretary (AGS), Pastor Michael Agaasi.

According to the Paragraph six(6), seven(7) and eight (8) respectively

of the Sworn Affidavit of Affirmation on Oloyede Babatunde Sikiru that

” That I am aware of 1957 and 1978 Chieftaincy Declaration in respect

of Alawo of Awo Stool,not including Jogunade’s Compound as one of the

Ruling Houses as only four (4) Ruling Houses in order of rotation

contained in the 1978 Alawo of Awo Chieftaincy Declaration as follows:

Awojobi, Akinsilo, Abioye and Okunji Ruling Houses.

“That I am aware that only Abioye Compound/Ruling House is the next

Ruling House to produce the Crown Prince to fill the vacant stool of

Alawo in accordance with the order of rotation as stipulated in 1978

Alawo of Awo Chieftaincy Declaration,after the reign and death of Oba

Musa Olatunbosun Adebayo from Akinsilo Ruling House on Wednesday 24th

of June,2020, which made the stool to be vacant presently.

“That I am aware 1978 Alawo of Awo Chieftaincy Declaration had reached

‘STATUTE BARRED’ as contained in LAW of TORT because 1978 Alawo of Awo

Chieftaincy Declaration was in forty-one (41) years of existence after

the reign and death of Oba Musa Olatunbosun Adebayo from Akinsilo

Compound/Ruling House on June 24,2020″.

The Petition Letter was written to Inspector General of Police (IGP),

Assistant Inspector General of Police in Charge of Zone XI, Osogbo and

Osun State Commissioner of Police and other authourity concerned

including; Governor Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola,the State Deputy

Governor, Local Government Service Commission, Caretaker Chairman of

Egbedore Local Government Area, Awo and host of others and the copies

were made available to newsmen on Monday, demanding for proper,

thorough and credible investigation of the alleged criminal

impersonation leveled against Oloyede, for possible prosecution by the


Part of the Letter read thus; “Meanwhile,Oloyede Babatunde Sikiru’s

action brought confusion to the selection process  by illegally

claimed to hail from Abioye Compound/ Ruling House Compound, Awo and

whereas with all available records, Oloyede hailed from Jogunade’s

Compound, Awo which is not known to any existing Alawo of Awo

Chieftaincy Declaration,be it outdated 1957 Awo Chieftaincy

Declaration or existing 1978 Awo Chieftaincy Declaration.

“But, to our dismay, Oloyede Babatunde Sikiru obtained the Expression

of Interest Form by claiming through writing to hail from Abioye

Ruling House in the said form with NO: 000000125, in contrary to

Oloyede’s Certificate of Origin dated 16th day of February,2004 which

was issued by Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun State, confirming

that Oloyede Babatunde Sikiru hailed from Jogunade’s Compound,Awo.

“As a respecter of rule of law,it is our believe that any law abiding

citizen of Nigeria, would allow a pronouncement of the Court of

competent jurisdiction or Osun State Commission of Equiry in respect

of Alawo Chieftaincy matter to pronounce otherwise after the 41 years

of the existing 1978 Alawo of Awo Chieftaincy Declaration because the

action of putting cat before horse is not allowed in the face of the

law as it is a criminal in nature.It is prejudice to claim by writing

or any form what the Court of Law, is yet to make any pronouncement on

it and this is tantamount to breach of public peace and contemptious

in nature.

“CHRSJ wants the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) under your able watch to

investigate this allegation levled against Oloyede Babatunde Sikiru by

writing the Council Manager, Egbedore Local Government Area,Awo, to

furnish the investigation team of this matter with Oloyede Babatunde’s

Letter of Appointment: Establishment employee and 2 years probation

Appointment Letter and his acceptance letter to employment offer of

one Mr. Oloyede Babatunde of Jogunade’s Compound, Awo, Osun State,

dated 24th day of September,2001 with reference NO:ELG PP/326/07,

which was signed by Chief S. O. Fadara(JP) , the Director of Personnel

Management for the Chairman of Egbedore Local Government Area, Awo,as

he then was and his LOCAL GOVERNMENT IDENTIFICATION used for the said

Offer of employment in 2001 and letter with Ref NO: ELG.PP/1326/04 and

ELG.PP/1326/24 bearing the name of Oloyede O. Sikiru,as contained in

the Letter of APPLICATION FOR CERTIFY TRUE COPY dated 17th June,2021

and signed by Barrister Lekan Alabi,a Senior Legal Counsel in the

Chambers of Alabi &Egbetunde &Co,to proof our allegation against

Oloyede Babatunde Sikiru beyond reasonable doubt in any Court of

competent jurisdiction.

“In view of the above analysis, we  want to believe that Oloyede’s act

of impersonation with intent to commit fraud, is punishable offence

under sections 109,249(d),428(d), 484,516 & 599 of the Criminal Code

cap 34, Vol II law of Osun State 2002″.

It added that “Upon all the evidences attached to this Petition Letter

to prove our matter beyond reasonable doubt,we want to intimate the

authourity of Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to write a letter of

invitation to invite Mr.Oloyede Babatunde Sikiru to Coordinating

Director in lieu of Permanent Secretary as obtained presently in Osun

State Local Government Service Commission,Abeere, Osogbo, because

Oloyede Babatunde Sikiru is a Senior staff of the Commission.

“It is duty-bound on us as a reputable human rights organization to

cripple the growing wing of criminality in any form in our society”.

It then urged the Nigeria Police authority to set up an unbiased

Investigation team to bring Oloyede Babatunde Sikiru to justice if

truly committed the alleged criminal offence, saying that law is no

respecter of anybody.

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