The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Adewale Akanbi, has accused Mr. Emmanuel Olawale Kolawole, the Chief Security Officer, CSO, of Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, of hitting him during the meeting of traditional rulers in the country held in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
Oluwo said Ooni’s CSO pushed him at the instance of his principal yesterday at the event saying the action caused a scene.
The controversial monarch made this allegation in a statement he released.
It reads, “The bodyguard of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, in what seemed to be an errand message, pushed Oluwo at the public gathering of the first-class paramount rulers held at the Presidential Hotel, Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State last Tuesday.
“Dignitaries at the event were taken aback by what they considered as a desecration of the crown as the bodyguard of the Ooni pushed a first-class paramount ruler, Oluwo.
“As shown in the pictures, the Ooni was called to make a vote of thanks as the Oluwo was engaging the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, who came to represent President Muhammadu Buhari.
“While the Ooni was coming to his seat, his security guard descended on the Oluwo and asked him to give way or he would push him. Oluwo tried to plead with him to be patient, but he resisted. He then pushed the Oluwo.
“The monarch excused himself in order to maintain peace. The Ooni was observing and he felt satisfied with the action of his guard. Oluwo stepped aside and thereafter revisited his conversation with the minister.”