The Alake As An Institution Shall Always Stand For The Truth, Justice And Fair Play Within And Outside The Egba Nation


The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo has again stated that, the Institution of the Alake has always been standing for the truth, justice and fair play among and within the Egba townships and other ethnic communities.

The Alake restated this age-long socio-cultural and traditional justice system and what he described as an enduring and permanent stand point of inter-relationship among various Egba townships.

Oba Gbadebo made this assertion today when addressing a group from Agodo, who had come to protest against the alleged murder and decapitated as well as the burning of the former Oba of Agodo near Abeokuta.

The Alake as an Institution, representing the socio-cultural and moral exactitude of Egbaland has advised the Ogun State Commissioner of Police to institute a thorough and diligent investigation into the killing of Olu Agodo

The Egba Apex Monarch also disclosed to the protester that, he had been reassured by the Ogun State Police Command Elewe-Eran that a thorough and unbiased investigation was being carried out by a cracked investigative Officers with a view to unravelling the remote and immediate causes of the incident.

Oba Gbadebo also revealed that, he was very much aware that, the Ogun State Command of the Nigerian Police with the full knowledge of the Police Headquarters in Abuja was already making appreciable progress on the matter.

He advised the protesters to check the veracity of his statement with the Ogun State Police Command, urging them to observe peace until the Police would make categorical statement on the matter and prosecute those found liable.


Earlier, protesters carrying banners of various description had in their hundred, stormed the Ake Palace chanting “save our souls songs,” and calling for the Alake’s intervention and ensure justice in the killing of the Olu Agodo.

They told the Alake that, they feared that some highly placed people in Egbaland were trying to truncate the course of justice on the Agodo incident.

In a prepared statement by the leader of the protesters, Mr. Dotun Odetola told the Alake and the Egba Chiefs and Obas in attendance that, they had come to inform the Egba Apex Monarch, who he described as an embodiment of compassion, fair play and justice to every Egba indigenes, fully believing that the spirit of the late Olu Agodo, his people, family and the people of Agodo would eventually get justice untampered.

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