Oluwo of Iwo Suspended For 6 Months


The Osun State Traditional Council handed down a six-month suspension on the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi.

His suspension on Friday followed what the traditional rulers described as “an attempt to drag the institution into the mud with his public conduct”.


The council, at its emergency meeting presided over by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, in Osogbo, banned the monarch from attending its meetings for the same period.

The council also constituted a committee headed by Orangun of Ila, Oba Wahab Adedotun, to further investigate the matter involving Oluwo and other monarchs in the area.

Addressing journalists after the meeting, the Orangun of Ila, Oba Adedotun, disclosed that the council’s decision to suspend Oluwo was not only because of the alleged fight between him and Agbowu, also due to his misconduct towards other traditional rulers in Yoruba land.

Oba Adedotun said that the council recommendations would be forwarded to the State government and security agencies for appropriate action.

Recall that Akanbi was alleged to have assaulted the Agbowu of Ogbaagba, Oba Dhikrulahi Akinropo, during a peace meeting at the office of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 11, Bashir Makama, in Osogbo, on Feb. 14.

But Oluwo of Iwo at a press conference on Feb. 17, denied the allegation described it as “a desperate gang-up” against him.