Kwara Monarch Docked Over Alleged Assault on Co-Monarch
By Kaosara Olayemi Oladimeji
A monarch and the traditional ruler of Samora, Oba Matthew Idowu Ajiboye in Irepodun local government area of Kwara state, was arraigned at an Ilorin Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for allegedly leading some hoodlums to attack the Oloba of Eju Land, Alh Maroof Afolayan Adebayo in his palace.
The two monarchs are from the same local government area.
According to the Police First Information Report (FIR), Oba Ajiboye with five others namely Tijani Musibau, Kuburat Sodiku, Afolayan Sukiru, Usman Raufu, Tunde Arinwoye and Saheed Bello who is now at large, attacked Oloba and his family with dangerous weapons.
It added that Oloba, with his family members were terribly injured during the attack while valuable items including cash both in local and foreign currencies were carted away from the palace.
The prosecutor, Ojo Oluwaseun informed the court that there is ongoing investigation on the matter and sought for an adjournment.
Magistrate Abdullahi Badmus who presided over the matter, however, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N500,000, with two sureties each who must be resident within the court jusridiction.
He adjourned the matter August 24, 2022 for hearing.