Chairman of Tropical Culture Limited located in Aagba in Surulere local government area of Oyo state, Dr. Isaac Abiodun, has narrated what led to the remand of the Oloko of Oko, Oba Solomon Akinola and fourteen others at Abolongo correctional centre.
Abiodun, in a statement said that the traditional ruler and fourteen others were remanded over offences of attempted murder, robbery and land grabbing among others.
He said the statement became necessary to provide accurate information and set the record straight, adding that the traditional ruler and his people are against the Aagba community, a distinct community that shares a boundary with Oko, which he alleged Oloko wants to forcefully annex to his domain.
Alleging that the traditional ruler had installed rival chiefs already in some villages under Aagba, Dr Abiodun stressed that he, on behalf of his company, Tropical Culture Limited and Prince Raimi Raji the Head of the Aagba Chieftaincy Family wrote two separate petitions to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) dated April 2021 26 and May 27, 2021, against Oba Solomon Akinola on the criminal activities and also reported the matter to the Divisional Police headquarters at Oko and the Area command at Ogbomoso.
He maintained that investigations started at Oko and progressed to Oyo state command where it allegedly suffered a setback and was grounded before the IGP ordered the case file to be transferred to Abuja, Dr Abiodun said the case was later transferred to Oyo state and that the court remanded the traditional ruler and fourteen others as a result of the allegations against them.
“It is no longer news that Oba Solomon Akinola, the Oloko of Oko, and 14 others were remanded at Abolongo Correctional Centre Oyo on Tuesday 21st November 2023 for offences of attempted murder, Grievous Bodily harm, Robbery, Land Grabbing among others. He was later released on bail with others on Thursday 23rd November 2023.
“The Oyo State High Court sitting at Ogbomoso earlier adjourned the ruling on their bail application to Monday 27th November 2023 but the ruling was delivered earlier. The major concern of this press release is to set the record straight and expose his lies having seen and heard my name (Dr. Isaac Abiodun) featured in virtually all his press statements.
” I will start with the criminal aspect and subsequently touch on the civil case he alluded to. Meanwhile, the criminal activities of Oloko and his cohorts are against the Aagba community, a distinct community that shares a boundary with Oko, which Oloko wants to forcefully annex to his domain, and has installed rival chiefs already in some villages under Aagba. It is equally true that Oba Solomon Akinola is after my life and I escaped from his thugs on several occasions.”
He stressed further “This made me to apply to the IGP for antiterrorism police protection at a huge cost. These are the policemen Oloko referred to as ‘Fake Police’ in his press statements. If at all they are fake policemen, he has the right to report to the IG for me to be prosecuted anyway.”