Insecurity: No kidnapper, bandit on earth can attack or kill me – Osun monarch, Oluwo of Iwo boasts


The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has boasted that no kidnapper or bandit can ambush and kill him with the efficacy of the throne he is occupying.

Oluwo noted that he had been fortified and appointed by God to shatter any plot against the royal stool and other taboos against the throne of God.

Speaking with newsmen in his palace on Wednesday, February 7, against the killings of three monarchs in Ekiti and Kwara state, Oba Akanbi lamented over the denigration of traditional stools by some monarchs.

He said: “No bandit or kidnapper can attack or ambush me, not on this earth. They can try it, then they want to test the efficacy of the authority that I am representing. Kingship institution is owned by God and I am his representative, you can’t kill me nor kidnap me but once kings fail to acknowledge God, there will be problems.

“There is no kidnapper nor bandit who is born that can attack me in such a manner, no war can conquer me. What is happening in Yoruba land to kings is not good at all, they are removing kings at will and death is not the only thing happening to traditional rulers. Kings have now become servants to the government. Abomination!”

He added that when kings return to God, they will be fortified like the olden days. Evil occurrences cannot befall them.

NewsClick Nigeria reports that Oluwo’s reaction is coming days after some monarchs were murdered in Ekiti and Kwara states. According to reports, the slain monarchs, HRM Oba David Ogunsukin, the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti, and HRM Oba Olatunde Olusola, the Onimojo of Omojola-Ekiti, were attacked and killed last week while returning from a security meeting at Erelu-Ekiti alongside Oba Adebayo Fatoba, who narrowly escaped being killed.

The marauding gunmen also killed another monarch, Oba Segun Aremu-Cole in his palace at Koro town in Ekiti Local Government of Kwara State.