Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi is in hot soup.
13 chiefs under the aegis of the Concerned Kingmakers of Iwoland, have petitioned Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, demanding his dethronement for allegedly engaging in acts unbecoming of a monarch.
The kingmakers are seeking the removal of Oluwo of Iwo for alleged misconduct and allegedly being an ex-convict
The letter dated September 9, 2020 is titled: “Petition for the removal of Oba Adewale Akanbi (Oluwo of Iwo) from the throne of Iwoland”
The letter signed by the 13 kingmakers led by Chief Olurunlampe, the chiefs said Akanbi is not fit to continue to occupy the throne as he was an ex-convict in Canada and the United States of America.
They alleged that after his coronation in 2016, he declared himself “Emperor” a title they said was unknown to Iwo history, adding that in July same year, the royal father stirred another controversy when he declared that all Yoruba men were entitled to the stool of the Ooni of Ife.
The kingmakers also accused him of engaging in a fight against some notable personalities including the Agboowu of Ogbaagba at a peace meeting presided over by Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone XI.
“Oba Adewale Akanbi has penchant for fighting notable personalities within and outside Iwoland . At the moment, Oba Adewale fought Chief Abiola Ogundokun , Imran Adio, a leading Islamic cleric whom he removed as Otun Ajanasi.”
“He insulted the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi; Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi; Orangun of Ila, and other prominent Obas in the state.”