Friday, December 9, 2022

One Dead, Palace Set Ablaze In Ikirun As Akirun Kingship Tussle Takes A Turn For The Worse (Video)

A section of the palace of the Akinrun of Ikirun on Wednesday went up in flames as the kingship tussle in the ancient town takes a turn for the worse.

One person, identified as Lukuman Omoola, reportedly died from gunshot wounds as a result of the resurgent Akinrun of Ikirun stool conflict, according to reports.

The supposed attempts to sneak the new Akinrun, Oba Olalekan Akadiri, inside the palace, it was learned, were the cause of the crisis, which reportedly started on Wednesday.

The late king was reportedly a descendant of the Gboleru Ruling House, one of the ruling houses fighting to fill the royal stool before it was passed on to the Obaara Ruling House via an Osun High Court ruling.

The Ikirun obaship tussle rocking the town was renewed after the Osun State Government appointed Prince Yinusa Olalekan Akadiri as the Akinrun and also after the new king allegedly led other persons to the town to gain access to the palace.

Akadiri’s appointment as the Akinrun by the Osun State Government did not have the support of the majority of the town’s people including chiefs and the head of kingmakers.

He was also denied access to the palace since the second day of his announcement as the new king which made the state government present the staff of office to him at the State Government Secretariat.

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