It has been reliably gathered by People & Politics that the acclaimed security that beat the late Oniru’s son, Prince Tijani were not security personnels but loyalists of the new king, Oba Omogbolahan Lawal.
Information made available to our correspondent revealed that the attackers of the prince were cladded with security outfits to disguise themselves and allay any pointer towards the reigning king.
Asked the motive behind such action, our source said the children of the late Oniru are not letting go the properties in their custody, despite the clear position of the Oba Oniru.
“Why would anyone be laying claim to an entire estate as his personal property, it isn’t done anywhere. The attack was perfectly actualized; the prince was given a serious slap. Those guys were all dressed in security uniform and they weren’t security guys.
“Anyway, there’s a lot of politicking going on here. We are also entitled to some things and we shouldn’t be denied”, he told People & Politics.
Meanwhile, the Oniru of Iruland, Oba Omogbolahan Lawal, says he has suspended the palace official who was caught on camera fighting with Tijani Oniru.
Oba Lawal said in a statement by his media office that reports have it that it was Tijani’s men that first attacked his palace officials before they retaliated.
The statement read in part, “On Sunday, July 5, 2020, a rather regrettable incident occurred within the Oniru Estate Neighbourhood (close to Millennium Estate gate) which culminated in an altercation between some officials of Oniru’s palace and a group led by Prince Tijani Oniru.
“A team of palace officials led by Prince Murisiku Ajasa were allegedly accosted by Prince Tijani Oniru and some other persons. The palace officials were on a routine inspection to supervise the work being done by an inventory and enumeration group.
“In the ensuing heated argument, it was alleged that Prince Tijani Oniru slapped the leader of the palace officials who was also alleged to have retaliated. Fortunately, the police quickly intervened to prevent further escalation.”
Oba Lawal said he had ordered an investigation into the incident and the conduct of the palace officials.
He said he would not tolerate or condone any acts of violence, lawlessness and recourse to self-help.
The statement added, “Notwithstanding the provocative affront to the authority of the Oniru and desecration tradition, the Oniru warned palace officials to remain emotionally stable in the discharge of their duties even in the face of provocation. In addition, he sees no reason or excuse for violence in Iruland.
“Consequently, kabiyesi has directed the palace administrator to immediately suspend the official involved in the incident pending full investigation. His majesty enjoins all parties to desist from all forms of violence and uphold peace, law and order.”
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