The Ibadan family heads, aka Authentic Mogajis of Ibadan land, have asked the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Lekan Balogun, to suspend the promotion of the family who sponsored hoodlums to attack the palace on Monday.
The family heads, in a statement by their spokesperson, Mogaji Wale Oladoja, said since the palace knew the hoodlums were sponsored by certain group, they should be dealt with accordingly.
Recall that some hoodlums had invaded the palace during the promotional rite of some chiefs by the Olubadan, on Monday.
The palace had in a statement by the spokesperson to the Olubadan, Mr Dele Ogunsola, said the hoodlums were sponsored by some individuals, which made the monarch to end the event abruptly.
Reacting, the family heads said police should fish out the suspected criminals who invaded the palace and make them face the wrath of the law.
The also asked the Personal Assistant to Olubadan on Chieftaincy Matters, Chief Isiaka Akinpelu, to reveal the identity of the family behind attack on the palace.
“The entire family heads of Ibadan land are unhappy with the embarrassing and uncultured attitude of some hoodlums that invaded the palace of Olubadan of Ibadan land on Monday. They deliberately attack the palace to disrupt peaceful promotion of some chiefs and Baales. This is unbelievable!
“Ibadan as the most peaceful town never witness such a terrible situation before now, even when political activities are tense than this. Why now? Olubadan is one of the most respected monarchs in Nigeria and it is unreasonable to hear such incident coming from palace at this time.
“We are therefore calling on the police to fish out those behind the attack and bring them to book. The Personal Assistant to Olubadan on chieftaincy matters, Baale Jagun, Chief Isiaka Akinpelu, must tell us why such development occurred and expose the family behind the incident.
The palace must suspend promotion of the family without wasting time. On our part, we are working with the palace to ensure we work out the talk,” the statement read.