Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, has removed Chief Saheed Alatise, Baale Lagelu Aboke in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State.
A statement by Mr. Adeola Oloko,
Personal Assistant/Director of Media and Publicity to Olubadan, said Chief Alatise’s removal as Baale Lagelu Aboke 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’s palace, at 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 contumely against Olubadan and is punishable under Ibadan Customs and Traditions.
Part of the allegations leveled against the removed 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.”