People of Isanlu-Isin community, Isin local government area of Kwara state have sacked one of its high chiefs, Ologba of Isanlu-Isin, for alleged anti-development conducts.
The people, who staged a peaceful protest to the palace of the traditional ruler of the town, Olusin of Isanlu-Isin, Oba Solomon Oloyede, on Monday, demanded for removal of the high chief over alleged poor representation and high-handedness before his dethronement.
However, the high chief, Olaniyi Alade, who was present during the protest at the palace, fumed out of the place, saying that his people were not informed of the protest.
Alade, who is the third in hierarchy to the Olusin of Isanlu-Isin, hails from Ile Ologba clan of the community.
Before the pronouncement by the monarch, he said that, “As a first class monarch and the chairman of Isin local government council of traditional rulers, if I cannot control a chief under me I am not worthy of being a leader. That is why I have to accede to the request of his people”.
Giving his verdict, Oba Oloyede also warned the deposed high chief to stop parading himself as Ologba or risk being arrested by law enforcement agents.
The monarch added that the removed high chief had been a serial trouble maker and controversial person, disturbing the people of the community.
“A group of people from Ile Ologba clan came to lodge a complaint against Chief Olaniyi Alade for allegedly working against the progress of the clan. Chief Alade, third in hierarchy to the Isanlu-Isin monarch hails from Ile Ologba clan.
“The protesters accused the now deposed Ologba chief of arrogance, high-handedness and disobedience to the Isanlu-Isin traditional authority.
“The protesters also alleged that the former Ologba chief in his almost 20 years as high chief failed to nominate any one for chieftaincy title. They claimed that Mr. Alade used his position to intimidate, oppress and willfully dispossess people of their land.
“His antics and arrogance affected the peace and serenity of the whole Isanlu-Isin community. His fellow high chiefs also lodged the same complaint against him. When asked to defend himself, Alade could not offer plausible explanation instead he wanted us to postpone our
“Based on his penchant for disrupting the peace and harmonious relationship in the ancient town and based on his past misdemeanor, as he had hitherto been suspended four times from the palace, the monarch and council of chief decided to dethrone him. He is too rude to the ancestors of the land. This is man has not impacted positively on the community.
“We have no option than to remove him from being a high chief to forestall him from continually desecrating our culture and causing
disaffection amongst the community members.
“He is not the first Ologba from that clan. Previous Ologbas used to support the monarch for the progress and development of the community. But in his own case the very day he was pronounced as Ologba he created problem in the community and his clan by saying ‘Ologba’ owns the town. My predecessor then regretted that his people nominated him for that position.
“As a first class monarch and the chairman of Isin local government council of traditional rulers if I cannot control a chief under me I am not worthy of being a leader. That is why I have to accede to the request of his people”, he said.