By Mathew Famakinde/Temitope Mosadomi

The Oranmiyan of Okoland, Oba Olagoke Oyeyode has urged Journalists to always keep to the ethics of the profession by balancing their reports before publication or broadcast. 

Oba Oyeyode stated this during an interview with Radio Nigeria in his palace while reacting to the recent news by a section of the media claiming that he and 14 others were remanded in Abolongo prison, Oyo, for land grabbing.

Explaining that the issue of the land matter had been on for more than 90 years, Oba Oyeyode pointed out that the case would be coming up in court on December 12, 2023.

Oba Oyeyode said that the court granted him bail on self-recognition on the 21 of November this year with a written bail application, while he served as surety for the 14 others, who were reported to be remanded in Abolongo prison over the land disputes. 

Oba Oyeyode stressed that he was never remanded in prison, calling on journalists to uphold objectivity in their reportage to avoid misinformation.

While noting the importance of the media, the monarch urged the men of pen profession to use their tools for the positive growth and development of society.

The land matter between Oloko of Okoland and Aagba Village, both under Surulere Local Government of Oyo State was reported to be currently pending before the Supreme Court sitting in Abuja.

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