Sikirudeen Akinropo, the Agbowu of Ogbagbaa, told how Abdulrasheed Akanbi, the Oluwo of Iwo, beat him up and marked his face with a sharp object during a peace meeting in Osogbo, the capital of Osun, on Friday.
The monarch told The Punch that they had been summoned to a meeting at the office of Bashir Makama, an assistant inspector general of police, after Akanbi had written a petition alleging that some princes, including Akinropo, had sold land in his domain . He said the Oluwo had told everyone present that he wanted the other princes to stop selling land.
Akinropo said they noted that the countries in question belonged to their respective kingdoms. He revealed that the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs had said that the matter should be brought to court rather than arranging a peace meeting.
It was then, according to Akinropo, that the Oluwo rose and attacked him, claiming that he spoke while he also spoke.
“The local government commissioner and chieftain affairs said during the interview, because the issue was about land, we would rather go to court instead of a peace meeting. He said he would report the matter to the governor.
“But Oluwo said that if they did, they would cry for war. I didn’t even see it coming; he just jumped forward from his seat and asked why I spoke while he spoke.
“He left his seat and the Iwo president of the local government tried to stop him, but he pushed him away and started beating me where I was. It was the AIG who helped me by pulling him away from me, “he said.
Akinropo added that the mark on his cheek should come from the Oluwo ring or his car key, which he was holding. He rejected the lies of the Oluwo that he called him unprintable names, hence the attack.
He revealed that he had undergone treatment at the Trauma Center at Osun State General Hospital, Asubiaro.