Impersonation: Police arrest traditional ruler in Ekiti


Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

The Police in Ekiti on Tuesday arrested and detained the Oba Lawrence Bamidele Idowu, Olu-Ifon, Ifon Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti for alleged impersonation.

The monarch was allegedly involved in a community crisis which reportedly claimed the life of an 80-year-old High Chief, who was also the Elejoka of Ibalogun, Chief Bello Ojo

The deceased’s daughter, Mrs Bunmi Fajana, alleged that his late father was manhandled by some people suspected to be thugs while rescuing his 14-year-old son allegedly abducted by the thugs.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Alberto Adeyemi, confirmed the development.

He said the old man slumped and died while in company of others going to inspect property destroyed following the confusion that trailed the arrest of the monarch.

According to community sources, the arrest, said to…

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