There was a drama at the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 11, Osogbo on Friday as the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi allegedly attacked and punched another monarch, Agbowu of Ogbaagba.
According to a reliable source, the attack occured before the AIG and other monarchs from Iwoland when they were called to a meeting for settlement over land tussle in the area.
A source said the Oluwo has been asking the monarchs to stop selling lands because the lands in Iwoland belong to him and the monarchs resisted, a situation that prompted the AIG to summon meeting to forestall breakdown of laws and order.
The source said: “It was in the course of the meeting that Oluwo gave the Agbowu a punch on his face and this brought an end to the peace meeting.
“Oluwo was the first to get out of the meeting in annoyance, creating scene and shouting within the AIG’s office that Agbowu called him a mad man at the meeting.
“What we heard Oluwo saying was, ‘Me, Oluwo, Agbowu is calling me a mad man. Ordinary Baales that I gave the privileged of becoming Obas want to be challenging me. I will show you my worth and there will be war in the entire Iwoland.
“I am the only Oba in Iwoland, others are Baales that I gave land and gave opportunity to become Obas, they now want to be challenging me. Can any Baale in Ifeland do that to Ooni”, he fumed.
Another monarch at the meeting, the source said, was heard commenting that Oluwo has gone beyond his boundary and would be dealt with and even vacate the stool.
However, the Agbowu had been asked by the AIG to write a statement for necessary action.