Governor Akeredolu Orders Release Of Ondo Monarch From Prison After Nine Months
Ondo State governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has ordered the unconditional release of Ogeleyinbo of Ayetoro community, Oba Oluwambe Ojagbohunmi (JP), from Olokuta Medium Prison after nine months of unlawful arrest.
Oba Oluwambe Ojagbohunmi was arrested and remanded in January.
The monarch alongside the Baba Ijo and the Public Relations Officer of the community, Mr. Lawrence Lemamu and Mr. Victor Akinluwa respectively, were hoodwinked to Akure by the police and detained nine months ago.
Akeredolu had frowned over the protracted remand of the monarch over a kingship tussle between him and Micah Ajijo in Ayetoro,a community in Ilaje Local Government Area of the state.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Council of Elders and Ayetoro Youth Congress (AYC), yesterday, jointly expressed the gratitude of the people towards the kind gesture of the governor to promptly intervene in the matter.
They thanked Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu “for his timely intervention towards the release of our people who were before now, unlawfully arrested and remanded at the Olukuta Medium Prison.
Speaking on behalf of the Council and entire community, Most Rev. Apostle Joshua Bankole, declared unflinching support for Akeredolu’s government and his future endeavours politically.
“We also seize this medium to tell Mr. Governor that, Ayetoro, being the most populous community in Ilaje LGA and her people would always be in support of Mr. Governor in all of his political dealings and we tip him to continue the good works that he has been doing in Ondo State since he came to power.”
Bankole hailed the governor for his relentless efforts to curtail the sea incursions “and also remind him that the devastation of the sea encroachment is high: it has destroyed hundreds of thousands of houses and properties.
“We therefore, humbly call on the governor to come to our rescue as Ayetoro is at the verge of being submerged by the Atlantic Ocean. Please, accept our sincere appreciation.”