Ondo State Traditional Ruler, Released After Nine Month In Prison
The traditional ruler of Ayetoro in Ilaje Local Government of Ondo State, the Ogeleyinbo of Ayetoro, Oba Oluwambe Ojagbohunmi (JP), who had been incarcerated in Olokuta Medium Prison, Akure, the Ondo state capital, has been released after nine months.
The State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Thursday, October 3rd ordered the unconditional release of the monarch and the Baba Ijo as well as the Public Relations Officer of the community, Lawrence Lemamuand Victor Akinluwa respectively.
They were said to have been moved to Akure by the police and remanded in prison over a kingship tussle the embattled monarch and Micah Ajijo in Ayetoro, a community in Ilaje Local Government area. Two socio-cultural groups from the community, the Supreme Council of Elders and Ayetoro Youth Congress (AYC), on Thursday appreciated the governor for his intervention in the matter.
Addressing newsmen on behalf of the Council and the community, Rev. Apostle Joshua Bankole, said: “We also seize this medium to tell Mr Governor that, Ayetoro, being the most populous community in Ilaje area, our people would always be in your support in all your political dealings and we want you to continue the good works you have been doing in Ondo State since assumption of office.”
He also commended the governor for his efforts to checking sea incursions in the community, calling on the governor to do more to save the community from sea surge.