Members of the Egba Traditional Council have disclaimed the recommendation and appointment of Mr Adetokunbo Tejuoso, an indigene of one of Kemta Villages, as a monarch of the township.
The President of the Egba Traditional Council, His Majesty, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, confirmed this in a press release on Wednesday, 28 April, 2021, stating that the appointment of Mr Tejuoso was still subject of court action against the current administration of Ogun State.
Mr Tejuoso who was accused of orchestrating love scam on three different women, to receive funds from them, and falsely promise them affection and high regard, was arrested by the Police last week.
The ETC noted that it was also improper and falsifying for Mr Tejuoso to have been masquerading himself either in the garb of an Egba Traditional Ruler or that of Ogun State Council of Obas, when he was fully aware that his pretence to be one was both criminal and disgraceful to the revered Egba Traditional Institution.
According to the press release, Mr Tejuoso was never recommended for Obaship, and should not have been parading himself as a member of the Egba Traditional Council or the Ogun State Council of Obas, since his appointment was still before the Ogun State High Court.
“For avoidance of doubt, Adetokunbo Tejuoso should face his alleged involvement in suspected crime with the Police as a citizen.”
“We wish to reassure the good people of Egbaland that Egba Traditional Council would continue to uphold the sanctity of the sacredness of the Age Long Egba Traditional Institution.” It concluded.