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ONI’S AIDE TO ONISAN: “YOU SHOULD BE IN JAIL FOR ARSON BY NOW”

By Lere Olayinka
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Chief Media Aide to Chief Olusegun Oni, former governor of Ekiti State, Mr Wale OJo-Lanre has described call by the Onisan of Isan-Ekiti, Oba Sunday Ajiboye for the probe of Oni's aides over the purported confession of a robbery suspect as insulting and unbecoming of a traditional ruler, saying; “Were Nigeria to be a land where rule of law thrives, people like the Onisan ought to be cooling their heels in jail by now for the ignoble role he played after the April 14, 2007 and May 5, 2009 governorship elections.”

Ojo-Lanre, who was reacting to newspaper report credited to the Onisan that it was during the Oni-led government that guns and other dangerous weapons were distributed to criminals to unleash violence on the people said; “if the Onisan had been arrested, prosecuted and jailed for his involvement in the destruction of houses belonging to his subjects in 2007 and 2009, he won't be running his mouth now.” “Our attention has been drawn to the feeble defence put up by Oba Sunday Ajiboye, the Onisan of Isan-Ekiti, hometown of the judiciary governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Kayode Fayemi over the appointment of Peter Oladosu (Erinmoje) and his Chief Security Officer (CSO) and we wish to state without mincing words that even though it is not in our character to denigrate our revered traditional institutions like our friends on the other side have done in the past, it must however be pointed out that display of open partisanship by the Onisan has gotten to an embarrassing level.

“It was under his direct supervision that 16 houses belonging to his subjects were destroyed, immediately the result of the April 14, 2007 governorship election was declared and Fayemi, his subject lost. The only sin committed by the owners of the 16 houses was that they supported the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“Also, in 2009, Onisan was directly involved in the burning of a former Secretary to Ekiti State Government, Chief Bade Gboyega's Estate in Isan after the result of the rerun governorship election was announced. Apart from Chief Gboyega's Estate, houses belonging to Mr Kupoluyi, Mr. Ajeolakun and S.S. Agbelusi were destroyed.

“It was in retaliation of the monarch's role in the burning of houses of his subjects that his palace was touched in 2009 and the likes of Chief Bade Gboyega, Hon Sunday Owoeye, Mr. Kupoluyi and others whose properties he instigated thugs to destroy are still alive. “It is on record that on the two occasions, the monarch personally instigated his people to violence, leading to wanton destruction of properties of Isan sons and daughters.

“Therefore, if Nigeria were to be a normal society where rule of law, not rule of money and influence is adhered to, people like the Onisan ought to be cooling their heels in jail by now.

“On whether or not Peter Oladosu (Erinmoje) was seconded to his palace as his Chief Security Officer (Chief Thug), we challenge the Onisan to swear by all the deities in Isan that Erinmoje never acted as his security officer, after all, his conscience must be pricking him on the diabolical assignments that he carried out for Fayemi to be governor.”