Oba Akanni of Ado-Odo area of Ogun State was beaten and stripped, and his palace was razed by some aggrieved youths. The monarch, had been having a running battle with some interest groups in the community, who allegedly did not want him despite a Supreme Court judgement validating his appointment three years ago. Oba Akanni was hospitalised following the severe beating he received from the rampaging youths. The burnt palace has also been deserted as wives, children, family members and servants fled the area apparently for fear of being attacked again.
Trouble started for the traditional ruler when his SUV was flagged down by some people in the community. In the process of attending to the people, the unsuspecting monarch was dragged out of his vehicle, beaten and stripped.
The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Muyiwa Oladipo,
Oladipo said there were ways the people could adopt to show their displeasure over the installation of the monarch that was reinstalled by the Supreme Court of the land rather than resorting to burning of houses, beating people and harassing the monarch.
He called on all the sons and daughters of the community to come and tender relevant information that could be of assistance in resolving the crisis.