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Olubadan removes Baale Aboke for violating customs, traditions

By Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
05 October 2021   |   4:05 am
The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, has announced the removal of Baale Lagelu Aboke in Ido Local Council of Oyo State, Chief Saheed Alatise.

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, has announced the removal of Baale Lagelu Aboke in Ido Local Council of Oyo State, Chief Saheed Alatise.

According to a statement made available to journalists by Personal Assistant/Director of Media and Publicity to the monarch, Adeola Oloko, the removal of Alatise as Baale Lagelu Aboke takes immediate effect.

Alatise, who has been embroiled in one crisis or the other, became Baale in September 2017.

But the Olubadan-in-Council, to whom his case was referred following persistent complaints over his conduct and gross violation of Ibadan customs and traditions, unanimously decided and recommended his removal to Olubadan during their meeting at the Olubadan Palace in Popoyemoja, Ibadan, yesterday.

The Council noted that while the removed Baale had been accused of one allegation or the other over the past one year, his continued refusal to defend himself is an act of contumely against Olubadan and punishable under Ibadan customs and traditions.

Part of the allegations leveled against the removed Baale was that he falsely presented himself for chieftaincy installation as Baale Aboke when he is not a male child of the family.

In a letter written by members of Lagelu Aboke family in Ibadan to Olubadan-in-Council and signed by Ganiyu Oladokun Okerinu Aboke (Family Head); Tiamiyu Lamidi Okerinu Aboke (Baale) and the Secretary of the family, it was stated that Saheed Alatise, who hails from Agbede Adodo, Ibadan, cannot honestly represent Lagelu Aboke family of Idi-Ishin Compound, Beere, Ibadan.

They stated further that “besides, we members of the Aboke family, Ibadan, do not approve of the conduct of Saheed Alatise as his conduct as Baale runs contrary to the counsels often given to chiefs before their installation as Baales.”