Why Makinde suspended Ibadan traditional ruler

Image caption: Onido of Ido

Why Makinde suspended Ibadan traditional ruler




Reason has emerged why Oyo state government suspended a traditional ruler in Ibadan, Onido of Ido in Ido local government Oba Gbolagade Muritala Babalola Gbadewolu I.


According to a report by Sahara Reporters Oba Gbadewolu I was suspended over his alleged involvement in illegal mining.


Confirming the suspension earlier in the week the state commissioner for information and orientation, Prince Dotun Oyelade, said the government adopted the severe move to send a message to those who aid and abet criminals on their lands that they are at the wrong place at the wrong time.


The commissioner thereafter specifically said that Onido was suspended following an intelligence assessment that linked him to illegal miners in the state’s Ido local government region.


“In the light of our recent experience and government daily efforts to rid our land of criminals, we are sending the signal to all like-minded elements to vacate our zone or be caught and brought to justice.” the commissioner was quoted.


In January a terrible explosion allegedly rocked parts of Ibadan leading to death of at least five persons, over 70 injured and scores of houses destroyed.


The deadly blast was allegedly triggered by dynamites and other explosives used by miners stored in a residential house in Bodija.

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