How Ondo Monarch, Wives Scaled Fence To Escape From Hoodlums

The Ajagunode of Ode in Akure North local government area of Ondo, Oba Sunday Boboye said he climbed the fence of his palace with his two Oloris and members of his family when hoodlums invaded his palace .

It will be recalled that the palace was razed by hoodlums who attacked his palace last week.

The hoodlums, it was gathered, stormed the palace around 12 am brandishing dangerous weapons.

The monarch reportedly escaped with his wife, Olori Adebimpe and other family members by scaling the palace fence.

While narrating his ordeal, Oba Boboye said he escaped death by whiskers as the hoodlums were sent to terminate his life.

The monarch said: “About 10 hoodlums invaded the palace at about 12 am with dangerous weapons shouting: where is the monarch?

“You will recall that they had destroyed the palace last week. We relocated to a new palace after normalcy returned only for the hoodlums to invade the new palace Monday night.

“I had to scale the fence of the palace with my two Oloris and members of my family. I am left with the only cloth on me. They have burnt all my properties including my vehicle which was purchased three months ago.

“This is the fifth time I will be attacked since the land dispute started after the court judgement favoured me.

“I got the court judgement in 2017 and started its execution in 2019 and the people of Isinigbo have not appealed the judgement to date.

“I have petitioned the state government, the security agencies, yet these hoodlums keep attacking me in the palace. I want the government to save my life and that of my family members.”

Oba Boboye said that at a peace meeting recently held, both communities agreed that owners of developed land, within Isinigbo land, which falls within the layout shall pay N100,000 to the Sao family of Igboba community in acknowledgement of their entitlement to the land.

He noted that owners of undeveloped land within the layout shall pay to Sao family of Igoba community the sum of N150,000 in acknowledgement of their entitlement to the adjudged land

The monarch said all signposts erected at Ode-Igoba community with the inscription ‘Welcome to Isinigbo’ shall be changed to ‘This way to Isinigbo.’


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