DEPOSED DEJI MAY APPEAR IN COURT TODAY
The deposed Deji of Akure, Oba Oluwadare Adepoju might be charged to court today for allegedly assaulting his estranged wife, Olori Bolanle. The monarch, who was deposed last Thursday and banished from Akure for six months is expected to be charged following directives by the Inspector General of Police; Ogbonna Onovo to the state police command.
Onovo, who was summoned by the Senate Committee on Police Affairs, following a petition by the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Nigeria) had told the committee that the whitish substance allegedly poured on Bolanle by the Oba was a chemical substance, which resulted in serious burns.
The police chief added that the deposed monarch would face a two-count charge of assault and conspiracy to commit an act capable of breaching public peace. A top police officer who spoke with Daily Sun on telephone confirmed that the state command had begun a process for the filing of a case against the former royal father who was reportedly banished to Owo.
Meanwhile, Akure kingmakers have begun a process for the appointment of monarch who will head the Deji in Council pending the selection of a new King. The kingmakers Daily Sun gathered, are awaiting a letter directing them to search for a regent to ascend the throne of the Deji of Akure.
The state government had deposed Oba Oluwadare Adepoju and relocated him to 'a safe place' pending further decisions on him by the security agencies as relates to the criminal aspect to his action against his former wife.