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Awujale urges return of fleeing Ijebu-Ife residents

By Babs Odukoya   |   21 December 2009   |   7:29 pm  

Meanwhile, the chairman of Ijebu-East Local Council, Tunde Oladunjoye, may appear before the judicial panel of enquiries set up to investigate the circumstances that led to the crisis. He had earlier expressed his lack of confidence in the three members.

The Awujale, who spoke through the Ebumawe of Ago-Iwoye, Oba Rasaq Adenuga, described the incident as not only unfortunate but an embarrassment to the Yoruba race.

Rasaq is the Head of the Special Committee set up to look into the crisis. He spoke during a visit to those who fled during the crisis and sought refuge at Ijebu-Imushin.

Oba Adetona called on all to support the government’s on-going effort to find out the causes of the mayhem with a view to preventing it.

The Ijebu-Ife monarch, Oba Adesesan Oguntayo, in his response, thanked the Awujale for the fatherly role he had play since the problem started.

He led the team of traditional rulers who accompanied him to assess the troubled spots during the crisis.

A source close to Oladunjoye disclosed in Abeokuta that the council boss would have preferred the panel being set up by the Federal Government or the Inspector-General of Police.



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