The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji has removed Chief Saheed Alatise, Baale Lagelu Aboke in the Ido Local Government of Oyo State.
His removal takes immediate effect, Chief Alatise who has been embroiled in one crisis or the other became Baale in September, 2017. But the Olubadan-in-Council, for which his case was referred following persistent complaints over his conduct and gross violation of Ibadan Customs and Traditions, unanimously decided and recommended his removal to Olubadan during their meeting at Olubadan palace, Popoyemoja, Ibadan on Monday.
The Council noted that while the removed Baale had been accused of one allegation or the other over the past one year, his continued refusal to defend himself is an act of confrontation against Olubadan and is punishable under Ibadan Customs and Traditions.
Other allegations leveled against the embattled Baale is that he falsely presented himself for chieftaincy installation as Baale Aboke when he is not a male child of the family.
In a letter written by members of Lagelu Aboke family of Ibadan to Olubadan-in-Council and signed by Ganiyu Oladokun Okerinu Aboke (Family Head); Tiamiyu Lamidi Okerinu Aboke (Baale) and the secretary of the family, it was stated that Saheed Alatise who hails from Agbede Adodo, Ibadan cannot honestly represent Lagelu Aboke family of Idi-Ishin Compound, Beere, Ibadan.
They stated further that “besides, we members of the Aboke family, Ibadan do not approve of the conduct of Saheed Alatise as his conduct as Baale runs contrary to the counsels often given to chiefs before their installation as Baale.”