|High Chief Abiola Ogundokun The Balogun Musulumi of Iwo land and OBANLA of Iwo|
between the Oluwo of Iwo in Osun State (South Western Nigeria) HRM, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi (Telu
1) and his estranged godfather and benefactor, High Chief Abiola Ogundokun has taken a new dimension as the
monarch has gone viral on social media lambasting the elder statesman and
former NPN and PDP scribe at every given forum. In a particular video trending
on YouTube, the Oluwo accused Chief Ogundokun of stealing dundun (roasted cocoa yam) while in
school as a young boy and that his large lips was as a result of dirty slaps
reigned on his mouth for stealing the dundun.
In another video where the Oluwo is
seen seated with some Imams during the beginning of Ramadan fast, the Oluwo
accused Chief Ogundokun of being the
sole brain behind the annulment of the famous June 12, 1993 election won by
late Chief MKO Abiola. He claimed Ogundokun is the biggest enemy to the
Yoruba race. In yet another video, the Oluwo
was seen at the entrance of what appears to be Chief Abiola Ogundokun’s country home with miscreants chanting war
songs ie ‘Kole B’ode (2ce) Alakori ti
lekun mori, kole b’ode’ while the monarch was seen chanting with stretched
hands across the street. There are many of such videos where the first class
royal father seems to have degenerated into something close to a tout, abusing Chief Ogundokun in public. Yesterday
morning, Your Africa’s Number 1 Celebrity encounter blog, Asabeafrika made a breakthrough after two weeks of pressurizing Chief Ogundokun who is the publisher of
CONSCIENCE International Magazine to react to some of the allegations made
against him on social media by Oluwo.
Ogundokun who felt restrained to
talk as the case is already in court decided to react to few of the allegations
with the sole aim of begging his supporters not to react to the monarch’s
outbursts as that could bring the entire town into great chaos.
Lagos mansion, yesterday morning, Ogundokun
who had his aides and private secretaries around him opened up. High
Chief Ogundokun who is the Ajagunpote of the Source (Ile-Ife), Areago of Iwo-Oke, Seriki of Iba land, Apesin
of Erin-Osun and Jagun of Ajagun-Lase
Kingdom didn’t miss his points while
reacting to our questions. Enjoy the excerpts.
We are quite alarmed at the new video releases
on YouTube by the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba
Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi claiming that you stole Dundun when you were in school and that you
were the one who annulled June 12, 1993 election and destroyed the opportunities
of the Yoruba race to rule. He equally alleged that you destroyed the star of
one Barrister Atanda in Iwo among many other allegations. What is really going
on between you and the Oluwo?
|High Chief Abiola Ogundokun & Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi at Chief Ogundokun’s daughter’s wedding last year September|
very much for coming. Oluwo is a mad
man because whoever manufactures falsehood and want the world to believe cannot
be regarded as a normal human being. He has
lived in falsehood, an ex-convict according to the papers filed before the
court against him, which I saved him from conviction in the court. The person
who made him the king without the consent of the community suffered enormous
destructive campaigns. He is accused to be a yahoo man and a yahoo man
finds all sort of techniques to say things to convince the world. As far as I am
concerned, all the allegations he made are false. He has no proofs, he is a
liar. I have never stolen a kobo.
|High Chief Abiola Ogundokun to Asabeafrika….’I never stole dundun in school because i was a rich child’|
I was in school, my mother happens to be a big time produce merchant who
spoiled me with good money. How can I now go and steal dundun? Dundun is roasted
yam, how?; with all the money in my hand as a young star, and I have been in
money all my life up till today. I thank God, he (Oluwo) should remember what
his father does and how many people his father tried to dupe, that is still a
living story in Iwo till today. Now, I
don’t know how I can stall Abiola’s
election or his presidency.
he called some Afas in the mosque and told them that you stalled MKO Abiola’s
|The GDA in session with the High Chief|
morning all the Imams and Alfas gather together to pray for the
community and it is always in front of the palace; it has been there for years
and it is during the Ramadan. And he
is taking advantage to mount this campaign of calumny because he is losing so
much. They don’t want him as the Oba.
The royal families don’t want him, they have spoken out and they are still
saying it. He is trying to fight a lost battle. Now, when we get to court he
will come and explain to the world whatever campaign he has done all over the
world. He has put me on the world map by making falsehood. Every bad publicity
is also a good publicity, more so when it is falsehood. By the time they get
the truth, he will be there to service his fate. Unfortunately, he has nothing,
he is an empty man. If I go to court, I don’t expect any money but I will get
while because we remember sometimes last year, one Oba Kadiri Olatunde (Adeoye
II) the Oluwo of Iwo Oke sued him alleging that he is a Yahoo-Yahoo expert in
Canada but a recent investigation in Iwo revealed that you were the one who
helped him out of the case. Why did you do that, sir?
|High Chief Abiola Ogundokun with his estranged godson, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi (Telu 1) during an outing recently|
known him or met him anywhere.
the one that even installed him, spending your money and doing everything to
make him succeed. Why did you supported him?
|Oluwo of Iwo arriving Chief Abiola Ogundokun’s Festac mansion with retinue of Obas from Osun last year for Chief Ogundokun’s daughter’s wedding|
he got there through the government and I am not going to say anything against
the government and those who put him there, unknowingly, that he is not a
responsible person. I am very sure they are tired of him. They can even remove
him but the policy does not allow them to remove him because somebody who put
somebody there would say ‘how can I build
a house and destroy it because the
house is cracking’. Now, what I am saying is that I have never met him. I was
asked to help, to father him and he also asked me to ‘please be his father’ and
once I accepted to do that I couldn’t falter. And normally every Oba that comes into being in Iwo, I give them support—financial support,
moral support to stabilize them. That commitment pushed me into acceptance of
this pleads, that I should ‘please, help’. And I did it, I spent money. I build
him a local government council, I put his name there.
|The High Chief and his godson, Oluwo dancing together few months ago before the music changed|
I furnished his palace
with about N5million, I give him money every month with evidence, except
the one I gave by cash. But there are some I sent by transfer to his account. He
has always fight anybody that helps him in the past. I think, maybe, he is
insane. Maybe he has grown all his adult life to be fraudulent and deceptive. Now,
when you look at what Oluwo Oke said
in court and all the papers, you will see that he never defended it. He admitted
to me that most of them are true and that is why he insisted that we should ‘please’
protect him from non-attendance of the court. He refused to appear in court on several
occasion. But our anger is that if you say we should help you to protect your
appearance in court, you kept on abusing people, putting people on the
internet, destroying the people involved. Now, this is one of the things that
brought about our quarrel; when we resolved and we sought for the governor and Baba
Obasanjo’s assistance, for their intervention. They gave him a role not
to abuse, insult or blackmail people. Then he was to sign a document about the
case before Oluwo Oke accepted
withdrawal. They could not sign it because he was evasive even though he
consented to the signing. Up till today, he has not signed it.
|High Chief Abiola Ogundokun to Asabeafrika….’The Oluwo is an ungrateful element’|
was prepared by the lawyers in respect of the case instituted against him by
the Oluwo Oke. And he has refused to
sign that document. One, my consistent reminder because I was the go-between
him with lawyer Abass and Kabiyesi Ologburo hurt him. After we
have compelled Oluwo Oke who
consented due to the respect he has, particularly for Baba Obasanjo, the
agreement we reached before Baba Obasanjo, Oluwo refused to honor it at the end of the day and it is against
my own credibility that I initiated it and brought Baba Obasanjo and others
|African Elder Statesman, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR)….Oluwo allegedly shunned him for reconciliation between him and Ogundokun|
Since he came out of the case, could you believe that he has failed to
even follow us to go and say ‘thank you’ to Baba Obasanjo? Only three
days ago now, he found his way. I am sure what he is trying to do is because I have
gone to court. He would want Obasanjo
to intervene again. Obasanjo will not
intervene because Obasanjo cannot be
was your constant reminder of him to sign that document that led to his
disagreement and fight with you?
|The Chief meets the GDA|
that, he equally takes money from any contestant for any chieftaincy title in Iwo land; and when they are three to
ten, he will take money from all of them and it is only one man that can take
the title. I cannot see the rationale behind cheating on people who are
clamoring for chieftaincy titles. There was one of them, that the family had to
carry coffin of the dead man to the palace, there are so many cases in court
right now, cases bordering on chieftaincy title matters which are still pending
died and they took the dead body to the palace?
|Oluwo & his estranged Godfather, High Chief Abiola Ogundokun|
against the tradition of Yoruba land
to carry a dead body to the palace of an Oba.
They took the coffin to his palace…
protest the injustice perpetrated by him and he doesn’t worry because when you
see him talk, you will know there must be tendencies of drug influence.
Oluwo stormed your house in Iwo and allegedly wanted to capture you alive and
his followers were singing “Ko lee bode (2ce) Alakori tilekun m’ori, ko le
boode” meaning that you ran and hid inside your house. Why didn’t you come
out and face him since he is disturbing your peace?
|High Chief Abiola Ogundokun the Ajagunpote of Ile-Ife|
incite me to cause violence and the governor of Osun state called and seriously pleaded with me, and particularly
the state director of the SSS (State Security Service), they are so concerned,
that an Ibo man, the state director
prostrated that I should ‘please, not
respond to his violence and incitement’. And I believe that as an elder statesman,
I should also help the government not to respond to his criminal incitements. He
goes everywhere, he wakes up in the morning and all he thinks about is Abiola Ogundokun. He talks about about Abiola Ogundokun, saying destructive things, I am tired of it, that I think
I need to tell Aregbe today, because Aregbe told me ‘Look, Baba, we know you. We know what you can do. I can not afford
to see you strike in my state. I am just getting out of Ife crisis, now my
bosom friend and partner, Adeleke just died. People are insinuating falsehood
against him, that if I start the trouble in Iwo, that he does not know how to
quench that’ and I can deal with that situation (Oluwo’s incitements) but
because Aregbe pleaded with me; he doesn’t
see himself as a governor the day he talked to me but I saw the worries in him
and as such, I refuse to betray that confidence and affection for him. I believe
by my position, I have spent a lot of money on my society in Osun state and Nigeria. I have to
protect that investment too. He said a lot of manufactured stories that could
make somebody to even go and hit his head against a wall.
|Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola….’Will the Governor look on until the crisis degenerates becomes a war?’|
But should I just go
and use my influence like that? Look, I will tell you, I can turn the state
upside down in one day. But I refused to do it because one, I have invested. Two,
I am an elder. Aregbe (Osun State
Governor) removed his garment as governor to plead with me, the manner he
pleaded with me, he can’t do it better. I think he accepts I am his father, the
way he pleaded with me; and I believe I should not create problem. But if Aregbe doesn’t find answer to it, I will
find my own answer.
six videos now…
More than 10 videos
videos on the internet, he claimed that the money you gave him was useless in
value (Owo jati-jati) and he equally claimed that even though you built the
palace for him that he has the right to take over everything including your
house. What does this translate to, does he mean he now owns your real estate?
|High Chief Abiola Ogundokun with Oluwo & his Olori dancing together few months ago|
man, act of ingratitude, ungodliness, thuggery; what do you expect? If you do well
to a man won’t he show appreciation? What you have to ask him is that ‘what have I done to him that warrants all
the destructive falsehood?’. He cannot come anywhere to say I have done
anything than the fact that I advised him to stop his corruption ridden rule, respect
the royal families. The royal families are calling for his removal now. I think
they have spoken to you.
when they called an emergency meeting and summoned you down? They told us
categorically that ‘A shi Oba je’ (We
have a wrong king on the throne. Why do you think the governor and the
government of Osun state have not reacted to this crisis?
|High Chief Abiola Ogundokun with members of the 4 ruling Houses in Iwo during a World Press Conference on Sunday May 7 in Iwo (Right is the head of the entire ruling houses, Omo-Oba Alhaji Kamilu Babatunde Arowolo)|
me tell you, Aregbe is a gentle man.
From the little I know of him, I have known him before he became governor. He
respects a lot. Aregbe does not like
crisis or violence. Maybe he is just trying to accommodate violence now because
if he refuses to do anything it could escalate. People are really angry and I have
been trying to stop any untoward action. People are enraged all over Nigeria,
all over the world, that they are rubbishing their idol, Abiola Ogundokun like this. I receive call from all over the world.
But, now is the end, I am going to see the governor tomorrow Monday (today) and
I will tell him my mind. I will not put my hand in it but people are ready to
react. If Aregbe doesn’t want them to
react, he should react.
|Chief Abiola Ogundokun during a World Press Conference on the crisis in Iwo land|
I don’t know them; everybody keeps calling me that they
are going to do something. So I beg them, ‘don’t react. If they do anything,
they will say Ogundokun has sent you’.
Aregbe knows he (Oluwo) has a gun,
they should go and take the gun from him; is it a good Oba who carries gun to go and meet Rondo-Rondo—Agbaje (Oluwo’s former PA) in his own
house in the midnight after sacking him for alleged theft of $100?. This is the
same boy who collects half a million from me and he will never steal from it. When
I give him money, he will give the money to this boy to go and help him keep
the money, that is the closest person to him, they get drunk together.
young man who accused him of sodomy acts?
|High Chief Abiola Ogundokun & Oluwo of Iwo few months ago|
the boy. They begged him and he has kept quite, I hope they will not take him
to kill because they know definitely I am going to invite the boy to court, we
will summon him, the boy, weather he likes it or not must say what he has said
and recorded on the television and every where. How can an Oba want to be
sleeping with men? So, he believes by that disclosure (by Rondo-Rondo) he can
now manufacture falsehood against me, the world knows me, I am known and
popular. Anybody reading all these allegations knows that he is a useless
raised alarm about a professional assassin the Oluwo allegedly hired from
Ibadan to terminate your life?
|High Chief Abiola Ogundokun to Asabeafrika….’I am not the type of fish that could be cut with a bending hook’|
information at my disposal revealed an alleged plot to exterminate my life with
a hired killer (thug) and we equally learnt that he has promise to give Obanla chieftaincy title to the hired
assassin recruited from Ibadan if he
can successfully carry out the act. But that would not materialize because God
that delivered me from 16 different attempts on my life in the past is still
there for me. I escaped all the attempts becase I serve God and I spend a lot
of money to help the less- privileged and the privileged. I invest on people
and those that ran after my life always end up in destruction. No blood will
pass through my hands. I want to equally use this medium to warn that my
silence is not the normal silence of Abiola
Ogundokun as a beckon to history would show that I am not the type of fish
that could be cut with a bending hook.
always had Obas that are circumspect and humble and you as a person, you have
been close to royalty in the last 50 years; how did you people allow yourself
to be ridiculed to this level?
|A Senior Female Citizen in Iwo complaining to High Chief Abiola Ogundokun about the terrible situation in town as the GDA listens|
community respect government; this thing came from the source that brought him
there. They are not happy, nobody is happy. We have professors, responsible
people, pharmacists, business successful princes and a lot of them and God said
he was going to test Iwo for their
disloyalty to his existence because if Iwo
people truly love God and they respect his commandments, this kind of devil
will never come into our community. And when people are not ready to stand up
to fight for their right, they get whatever comes their way. But for the
respect for the government, we kept the peace going in Iwo.
just came two decades since the stool was vacant due to other issues about the
Oluwo throne. So, it baffles people that this kind of thing will be happening
|The Telu of Iwo land…Is he indeed bigger than Ooni of Ife & Alaafin of Oyo?|
forgive Iwo community. Many of those
who called themselves alfas (Muslim
Clerics), what they are doing can even bring evil to Iwo. We had very beautiful, good, disciplined Obas in the past, the last one, quite man, the one before him, Oba Abimbola, good responsible Oba. The first educated king in Iwo is Oba Abimbola. He was a minister in the cabinet of the government of
western region. His children are very, very, very good breeds. We have his
children spread all over the world, very good people. I am very proud of Oba Abimbola and all the kings. But God
is trying to punish the community, asking them to serve God.
|Ooni Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) The Aarole Oodua and Ooni of the Source: How would he feel seeing his Deputy at Osun State Council of Traditional Ruler dancing on the street and abusing a chief old enough to father him?|
Because if you say
you are worshiping and praying 5 times and inside you, inwardly, you are
devilish. You cannot say the truth, you cannot fight the truth and somebody is
trying to force you to do something that is against your wish, then you come
out to strongly talk against it. God loves me; in Iwo I win elections for years. Anybody I put there wins and performs.
At least, I have established about 5 LGAs chairmen that I nominated and they
won elections. If God is not with me, he will not make it happen. Some of them
are jealous because there are some of my class mates who are professors. I am
not a professor but I am a professor of politics. Without me, they can’t get
there. Well, he (Oluwo) claimed to be APC stalwart in Canada but we later discovered that he held no leadership and hard
no quality leadership character while living there.
came to become Oba, do you have his profile. Was he an engineer, lawyer, IT
expert or teacher?
|Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi….Who was he before he became Oluwo?|
the case in court by Oluwo Oke, they
said he is a professional fraudster; they call him a Yahoo person. They said he has gone to jail before. I wasn’t there
but court papers confirmed it and he did not deny any. He took me into
confidence that some of the allegations are true. He opened up to me because I was
the one spending my money to save him; and by the time we finish this case the
world will get to know more about him.
all over the world that are reacting to the image destruction spree launched on
you by the Oluwo?
|CONSCIENCE International Magazine….Chief Ogundokun’s conscience on June 12|
appeal to all my supporters, sympathizers, the good people of our society not
to take offense or take laws into their hands. And wait, I am not moved because
he lied. My conscience is the supreme thing to my life and I thank God; that is
why I called my magazine CONSCIENCE because of the way people do things. He claimed
that I annulled MKO Abiola’s
election, Abiola happens to be my
friend and I am the person Abiola
sent to Babangida when Babangida promised he was not going to
annul the election. He was in the suite in Sheraton
Hotel, how on earth will I ever, ever do something against my bosom friend
of years and we remained friends until his death, and I am still friend to his
family up till tomorrow.
|Late Chief MKO Abiola….Could Ogundokun annul his Presidential election according to Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale?|
How on earth will I annul his election? We worked, Abacha did not kill Abiola. He protected Abiola
and we related to Abacha in order to
help him feel soft hearten towards Abiola.
Al-Mustapha is alive till today, and Abiola would change his cook or decide
who cooks for him? How come they didn’t poison him? (Abacha’s government). Abiola was poisoned alongside Abacha at the same time and nobody is
talking about that. Who annulled June 12? I am a serious supporter of June 12. And
my magazine CONSCIENCE International
fought for June 12, there are so many publications? Those who are even calling
themselves (disciples) of June 12,
|IBB with late Ooni Okunade Sijuade (Olubuse II)…Who annulled June 12?|
we exposed them in the magazine, how they
were playing games, how they were looking for jobs with Abacha while at the same time, they go out to speak for June 12. Is
this not the reason why I established CONSCIENCE
magazine? Because of people who claim to be what they are not? And they go
out to say something in the dark and come out to say another thing outside.
Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi the Oluwo of Iwo?
|High Chief Abiola Ogundokun….The Apesin of Erin Osun Land|
raise any violent activities because of Ogundokun.
Ogundokun will take care of himself
and the greatest place for me to go is the law court where I will get justice,
and within one week you will be hearing the suits. Already we are in court. He has
never written me any letter to say he removes me from anywhere.
|The letter of elevation of High Chief Abiola Ogundokun from Otun Balogun to OBANLA of Iwo Land|
title is not my title. It is a wrong impression. He elevated me on the 8th
of January, 2017 to the position of Oba Nla of Iwo. The High King of Iwo land because he wanted me to be the
highest person holding the highest chieftaincy title after the Oba. He wanted me to be second in
command but I faulted him because my own brother, Yekini is the Oosa
(Second-in-Command-to-Oluwo) whom I helped to become the Oosa of Iwo during the late Oba’s
tenure. He is the second in command, how can you now want me to become the
Second in Command and take from my own brother the traditional history of Iwo? So I refused that, I am pleased with
the title of Oba Nla which is greater than the Otun Balogun. And in the
letter he wrote to me, he said he is substituting that title with Oba
Nla and he was withdrawing that, and gave me no functions and he
confirmed it. I asked him ‘are we going to
have any function?’ he said ‘no,
there is no ceremony, you are already a chief, and you have been installed. It is
only if you have never been a title holder that I can say you have to come and
lie down. I have given you a letter, you are confirmed. You cannot do a
ceremony two time, you are already a chief’. It is like somebody working in
a department in an organization as Deputy
Managing Director and then he is promoted into Managing Director, would he have to go into the process of interview