Adogun Atele doesn’t exist in Itele, Ayetoro, says Oba Odutala
The traditional ruler of Ayetoro Budo Town, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area, Ogun State, Oba Adewunmi Okanlawon Adeniji Odutala has affirmed that Adogun Atele does not exist in Itele, Ayetoro and its environs, describing those brandishing the name as impostors and
At a press briefing in his palace to address what he termed misinformation and lies perpetuated by the fraudsters, claiming ownership of all lands in Itele and environs, he said any receipt-bearing Adogun Atele or Itele family is invalid, as Itele is a name of a community and not a family.
The monarch said the briefing became necessary to put an end to the spurious claims by those defrauded by the impostors, who now launched media campaigns that they were being dispossessed of their lands.
He said: “A retired Custom Officer, Mr. Fasanya and Sunday Nnamdi Nwosu were foremost amongst those defrauded by the illegal non-existing Itele family who now launched a media campaign that they were being dispossessed of their lands.
“They failed to come for ratification and reconciliation with us who are the real landowners; rather they took us to court. They have taken us to court twice and their case has been struck out consecutively because we had a subsisting judgment since 2005.”
The monarch regretted that due to the development, the community has been denied basic amenities.