An Ife monarch, the Oloyere of Oyere, Oba Adeoye Adefarakin has been remanded in prison custody on the order of Chief Magistrate, Aderonke Olowolagba, over an Ewi conundrum which allegedly maligned the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, OSUN DEFENDER gathered.
Oba Adeoye Adefarakin was said to have been remanded last Friday which coincided with his 63-year birthday on the order of the court for allegedly masterminding an ewi exponent which was allegedly used to malign the personality of the supreme monarch of the land.
It was further learnt that Oba Adeoye Adefarakin allegedly colluded with the author of the ewi exponent titled “Oba Awakusa” which was at large to defame Oba Enitan Ogunwusi and other Ife personalities.
At the arraignment of the monarch, last Friday, it was gathered that the monarch pleaded not guilty to all charges against him and he was to be remanded at the Ile-Ife prison custody, while the bail conditions will be perfected as demanded by the court.
Earlier development revealed that the said Ewi exponent is not unconnected with the Ooni ascendancy tussle which later snowballed into the current matter.
An Ife socialite who preferred anonymity revealed that the issue is an in-house matter and it will soon be resolved as Ifeland needs peace for its development and growth at this time.
The matter was said to have been adjourned till March 16, 2018 for hearing.
By Sodiq Lawal
Residents and indigenes of the ancient city of Yoruba land, Île Ife in their hundreds have assured the founder of Oduduwa University, Chief Ramon Adedoyin that there won’t be any crisis if he speaks out.
Adedoyin who had been on suspension as the Maye Of Ife by the Royal Traditional Council of the town over a trending poetry “Ewi” on Ooni, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi released to defame the stool of the monarch had since been shunning media interviews all in the name of “avoiding crisis in Ile Ife”.
Our correspondent gathered that since his suspension, the residents of the town, indigenes, visitors and others have been anticipating to hear from Adedoyin.
Discussions of residents and indigenes of the ancient city showed assurances for Adedoyin that there won’t be any crisis or war if he speaks the truth.
According to a youth leader, Mrs Aramide Omolare who resides at Lagere area in Ile Ife, “Adedoyin should speak out. Ife sons and daughters want to know the limelight of the saga from the beginning to the end.
“We assure him that there won’t be war or anarchy. Adedoyin has been a great philanthropist, that we all respect.”
Prince Adedeji Olarewaju, an indigene of the town, also appealed to Adedoyin to stop saying there will be crisis if he talks, adding that there are ways he can use to express himself that won’t lead to crisis.
Olarewaju however urged Adedoyin to be proactive in dealing with matters.
By Sodiq Lawal
Following the announcement of the suspension of Chief Ramon Adedoyin as the Maye Of Ife by the Royal Traditional Council Of Ile Ife over a trending poetry “Ewi” on Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II released to defame the stool of the monarch, Adedoyin has declared why he has been shunning media interview.
In a phone interview with our correspondent on Friday evening, Adedoyin said that he has been shunning several media interviews so as to avoid crisis or war in Ile-Ife.
“Silence is golden. Many newspapers houses such as Vanguard, Tribune, Punch, and others have been seeking for an interview from me and have been avoiding it because if I talk, crisis will happen in Ile Ife”
“I am a peace lover and I embrace unity, when it is time for me to talk, I will speak,” he said.
He however urged Ife sons and daughters to maintain peace, saying that peace and unity is what can make Ile Ife to metamorphose better to an ideal place.