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Angry Youths Chase Traditional Council, Shut Down Palace In Ikire

Some angry youths in Ikire, the headquarters of Irewole local government area of Osun State have chased out Chiefs, members of Akire in Council and shut the palace of Akire of Ikire, Oba Olatunde Falabi.

The rampaging youths besieged the place at around 10 o’ clock in the morning insisting that the monarch was occupying the throne illegally.

Radio Nigeria gathered that the youth’s action was based on the non-implementation of the Supreme Court judgment which declared the continued stay of Oba Olatunde Falabi on the throne as illegal.

The development brought panic to the town as residents left the palace vicinity for safety.

In a telephone interview with newsmen, the Police Public Relations Officer, Osun State command, Mrs. Yemisi Opalola confirmed the incident.

Mrs. Opalola said security operatives had been deployed to the town to forestall further breakdown of law and order.

The Supreme Court had in 2014 ruled it was not the turn of Oba Olatunde Falabi to be on the throne.

The Osun State High Court, sitting in Ikire recently affirmed the Apex Court judgment in another application by the Akire.

Adenitan Akinola.

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