Popular King Fights High Chief In Public, Punches Him For Buying Transformer In Community
Saheed Adamson, an Ajido community traditional leader in Lagos State’s Badagry region, is said to have assaulted Michael Kunnuji, one of his high chiefs, following a dispute.
The FidelinfoNews reports that the monarch was said to have dealt a blow on Kunnuji, who also doubles as his second-in-command.
Youths in the neighborhood reportedly threatened to demolish the king’s property as a result of the incident.
They were prevented from carrying out their plan by the prompt intervention of police officers from the Badagry division.
Even when Kunniji submitted a formal report at the station, the police allegedly refused to make an arrest instead sending the high chief to the Badagry General Hospital, where he received treatment.
The high chief described the incident to Punch, claiming that the monarch attacked him after paying him a visit after coming back from Jerusalem.
He explained that the crisis began after he purchased a transformer for the community, a project that the king did not support.
He said, “On September 30, 2022, I went to meet the monarch alongside the bishop that came to do thanksgiving for my coronation anniversary. When I got there, I greeted him in our Egun dialect, saying, ‘I hail you, your highness.’ Then he started shouting in public, saying, ‘Do you see him, look at the way he is greeting me.’
“He told me I was stupid and I also replied that he was stupid. Before I knew it, he punched me in my face with a ring and blood started coming out. I did not retaliate; I just left his palace with my bloodied face.
“I and my lawyer, who was present at the scene, went to the Badagry Police Station to report the assault on my person. After writing a statement, the police said they could not arrest him because he was a king.
I am filing a case of assault against him; I have employed the services of legal professionals and I will see that I pursue this case and get justice.”
Kunnuji’s counsel, Ganiyu Adeola, said he was taking steps to ensure justice was served.
When the aforementioned publication contacted the monarch he said the high chief could go to court if he wanted.
He said, “Let him go to court, what is your own problem? Are you not a journalist? Why are you asking me such a question? Why can’t you advise him to go to court? Is this the work of a journalist?”
He hissed and cut off the call.
The DPO of Badagry Police Station, SP Peter Gbesu, denied the allegation that the officers could not arrest or invite the monarch.
Kwara Gov Greets Hon. Mashood Mustapha At 60
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated Hon. Mashood Mustapha on his 60th birthday anniversary today, praying God to grant the politician and businessman good health and long life.
Fidel Info reports that the Governor described the former House of Representatives member as a hard working person with good impacts on the society.
“I send my hearty congratulations to my brother and fellow party man, Hon. Mashood Mustapha, on the occasion of his diamond jubilee on earth. Everyday is indeed worth celebrating in a man’s life, but hitting age 60 is a special blessing from God,” the Governor said in a statement.
“We thank Hon. Mashood Mustapha for his support for our administration. I therefore join family and friends to celebrate Hon. Mashood Mustapha who is a great community leader and a supporter of good causes. I wish him Allah’s continuous grace as he enters the golden years.”
IEPY Slams Saraki Over Unguarded Statements Against Emir
A sociocultural group, Ilorin Emirate Progressive Youths (IEPY) has carpeted former senate president, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, over his unguarded utterances against the Ilorin Emirate.
Fidel Info reports that IEPY in a statement on Monday signed by its Chairman, Engr. Bolaji Sadiq, expressed surprise that despite being a ranking traditional title holder of the Emirate (Waziri), Saraki could still be going about spiting the Emir and the Emirate.
The former senate president in reports of news mediums pledged to tear the Emirate structure apart by removing Moro out of it. Moro has always been a part of the Ilorin Emirate.
We understand that this pledge was dictated by his desperate need for sympathy votes to awaken his dead party. That was why he tried to wooed the Moro people with this sentiment during his tour to the community. However, our Emirate is not what politicians should use to play politics.
We are displeased that Dr. Saraki has not been portraying the Emirate in good light in recent times. We saw videos of how he came home some months back and on his way to the Ilorin Central Mosque was throwing wads of naira into the air for our people to hustle over, which might lead to stampede or even violence. This is apart from the dehumanising picture that such act paints to our people.
We recall that it was that same day he was dragging seat at the central mosque with the President’s Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari. Apart from his position as chief of staff to the number one citizen, Prof. Gambari is also a prince of Ilorin Emirate. We hope Saraki is not waging war against the Ilorin Emirate because he can never succeed in such. Promising traditional rulers in some parts of the state that his PDP government if supported will rotate the chairmanship position of the Kwara State Traditional Council is targeted at our revered Emir who has always been the Chairman of the Council.
We therefore use this platform to caution Dr. Bukola Saraki to guard his utterances and stop fueling discord because of politics. Politics would soon go but what he has said would remain.
Kwara Gov Mourns CSC Commissioner Mrs Dorcas Afeniforo
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has described as shocking and painful the death of Commissioner II at the Civil Service Commission Mrs Dorcas Afeniforo.
Fidel Info reports that Mrs Afeniforo, a former commissioner for Women Affairs and top loyalist of the Governor, died in an auto crash on Saturday while returning from a trip to Lagos.
“The development is shocking and painful. It is a huge loss to the progressive family in the state. Mrs Afeniforo will always be remembered for her fine legacies as a foremost women development advocate and her contributions to the development of the state,” Governor said in a statement.
“We commiserate with the family of Mrs Afeniforo and to the good people of Baruten and Kwara North whom she represented at the CSC until her death. We pray to God to grant comfort to the family she left behind.”
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