Buildings, cars destroyed as crisis rocks Ikare community

By Osagie Otabor, Akure

Several buildings and cars have been destroyed in Ikare Akoko community as rival youths clashed over alleged attempts by Chief Idowu Ogunye to continue to act as Olokoja of Okoja, Ikare-Akoko.

Chief Ogunye was dethroned for absenteeism, disloyalty and refusal to obey directive of the Olukare of Ikare, Oba Akadiri Saliu Momoh.

The Ikare monarch relieved the appointment of Chief Ogunye with effect from January 20th, 2021 and cautioned him to stop parading himself as Olokoja of Okoja.

But Chief Ogunye courted the trouble of the Olukare by being loyal to a rival monarch in Ikare-Akoko, the Owa Ale of Ikare.

He had through his lawyer, Barr Femi Emodamori, insisted he remained the Olokoja of Okoja and described his suspension and purported expulsion as illegal and strange to the tradition of Ikare Akoko.

Ogunye had stated he was one of the Kingmakers that participated in the selection of the new Owa-Ale of Ikare Akoko even though…

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