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Police Mediate In Akure Monarch, Eze Ndigbo Dispute

Ondo State Police Command is mediating the feud between the paramount ruler of Akureland, Oba Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo and the Eze Ndigbo, Mr. Gregory Iloehika.

Also the Akure Council of Chiefs has appealed to all indigenes and residents of the town to go about their lawful duties just as they advised traders to open their shops and market their wares.

The Oba and the Eze Ndigbo have been at daggers drawn over an alleged uncomplimentary remark by the Eze Ndigbo to the Oba.

Commissioner of Police, Mike Ogbodu, invited Igbo, led by the Eze Ndigbo, to a meeting on Monday.

The Akure Council of Chiefs, led by the Asamo of Akure, High Chief Rotimi Olusanya, have also met with the police top hierarchy.

The Police Command’s spokesman, Peter Joseph, promised to speak on the issue when briefed.

The Akure Council of Chiefs had reported the Eze Ndigbo to the state government and police over alleged dis-respect to the stool of the Deji of Akureland.

The Eze was invited by Deji of Akureland over leadership tussle between the Igbo and Yoruba in Mojere market in Akure metropolis and the beating of some chiefs sent by the Oba to mediate in the crisis.

The Eze Ndigbo was said to have made some uncomplimentary remarks while addressing the Deji and was allegedly walked out of the palace.

Consequently, the Igbo, in support of their leaders, were said to have closed their shops for three days.

At press time, a meeting of the Akure Council of Chief was still on.