Ladoja reads riot act to 21 Ibadan chiefs over kingship claim

Tue Dec 31st, 2019 - Oyo

Former governor of Oyo State and the Osi Olubadan of Ibadan, Chief Rashidi Ladoja, has warned the 21 Ibadan monarchs sacked by a high court to desist from parading themselves as kings or risk jail.

In a statement signed yesterday on his behalf by former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General in the state, Michael Lana, in Ibadan, the former governor said it was contemptuous for the chiefs to continue to parade themselves as Obas.

Ladoja stated, “It is a notorious fact that by the gazette number 14, volume 42 of August 23, 2017; number 15, volume 42 of August 24, 2017; and number three, volume 43 of March 29, 2018, the past administration purportedly, albeit illegally, translated some Ibadan high chiefs into Obas and purportedly gave them authority to wear beaded crowns.




source: Guardian