Shooting, Panic in Ipele, as Akeredolu asked to suspend Selection of new Monarch
…..Thugs attack Kingmakers, Contestant
Report says there is a palpable tension in Ipele town, Owo local government area of Ondo state following attacks unleashed on some kingmakers and a Contestant to the throne of Ipele monarch.
There have been tension in the town the moment it was announced that the KINGMAKERS will vote to select the next Olupele of Ipele on Thursday 9th December, 2021.
An indigene of the town confirmed to our Reporter that “At about 9.30pm on Monday 6th day of December , 2021 hoodlums numbering over 30 unleashed attacks on the homes of some Ipele kingmakers namely Chief Bosede Olofi and Chief Taye Alagha .
“The home of one of the leading contestants to the throne , Chief Olusegun Victor Aganun was equally attacked.
According to the report, “the hoodlums fired gunshots and made attempts to snuff lives out the above mentioned people but it was miraculous as the victims escaped death in the hands of the assailants.
Some of the residents advised Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to immediately intervene and suspend the process of selecting new monarch for Ipele to douse the tension, adding that since the issue was a subject of litigation in Court.
A lawyer and concerned indigene of the town, Tajudeen Olutope Ahmed in a telephone chat with our correspondent, called for immediate suspension of the selection process pending when peace will be guaranteed in the town and the determination of the pending suit over the eligibility of some kingmakers to take part in the selection process.
Some other indigenes of the town such as Chief Olumide Olowoshile who is Oloko of Oko quarter of Ipele caution the Ondo state government from going on with the process for now.
He also urged the government to suspend the selection process and call on all KINGMAKERS to a meeting for a reconciliation meeting before anything should be done concerning the Olupele of Ipele Ipele Chieftaincy tussle.