Oyo suspends traditional ruler

The Oyo State Government has suspended Oba Gbolagade Muritala Babalola (Gbadewolu I), the Onido of Ido in Ido Local Government Area of the state.

The suspension of the traditional ruler was contained in a letter by the government dated February 2, 2024.

The letter, signed by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Hon. Olusegun Olayiwola, indicated that Governor Seyi Makinde approved the suspension on February 1, 2024.

“I wish to inform you that His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Oyo State of Nigeria, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by Sub-section 1&2 of Section 26 of the Chiefs Law, Cap. 28 Vol I, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000 and by virtue of all other enabling powers in that regard, has approved your suspension as the Onido of Ido in the area of authority of Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State,” the letter read in part.

It directed Oba Babalola to hand over all government properties in his possession to the Chairman of Ido Local Government Area.

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