Rights Activist Drags Osun Monarch Before EFCC Over N722 million

……says, Oba Adebayo is fantastically corrupt

A human rights activist, Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman has dragged
an Osun State monarch, the Alawo of Awo,Oba Musa Olatunbosun  Adebayo,
Akinsilo II, before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
(EFCC) over the allegation of financial misappropriation of the
ancient town perceived collective funds, Saying that Oba Adebayo was
fantastically corrupt and lack financial decorum as paramount ruler of
the ancient town.

The rights activist also urged the anti-graft agency to investigate
the way and manner, the monarch has been managed their funds to tune
of N722millon since thirty-seven years of Oba Adebayo as traditional
ruler of the town, alleging that the monarch had mortgaged the future
of the town through his criminal mismanagement of the funds accrued to
the ancient town from different sources in the last 37 years which
hindered their progress and development.

Comrade Sulaiman, who is a Prince from Abioye ruling house of the
town, disclosed this in a personally signed Petition Letter dated
Thursday 22nd of December,2016 with the title:”The Petition against
Oba Musa Olatunbosun Adebayo, the Alawo of Alawo in Egbedore Local
Government area of Osun State over fraudulent mismanagement of
Community funds to the tune of N722Million between 1979-2016″,which
was forwarded to the EFCC offices in the land  and made the copy
available to newsmen at the weekend, calling for credible and thorough
investigation of the monarch who is the Vice-Chairman of Osun State
Traditional Council of Obas.

The Petition Letter which was sent to the EFCC’s Headquarters, Annex
and Zonal offices  in Abuja, Lagos and Ibadan respectively, urging the
anti-graft Commission to also extend their investigation to the Oba
Adebayo’s son, Mr. Wasiu Adebayo, the Onigbanla of Gbanla Village, Awo
,Mr. Usman Lamidi Folahanmi  ,  and  the Baba kekere of Awoland,Mr.
Lateef,  adding that similar letter has been forwarded to the Police
authority in the Country over the plan of the monarch to sell the land
of their family illegally and threat to the lives of the members of
Abioye family,which Police has commenced the investigation into the

According to the Petition Letter: “It is on this principle
revolutionary note of performance as an authentic citizen by birth
according to section 25 of the amended 1999 Constitution of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria, that I am compelled not to only fight
against fraud and corruption outside my town, but to energetically
declare an internal/external battle against any kind of fraud and
mismanagement of public funds and financial crime from becoming a
cankerworm eating deep into fabrics and nerves of,even our  own great

“Having deeply ruminated and extensively utilized all the Awo Town’s
internal mechanisms for probity and disciplinary measure. We expect
Oba Adebayo Akinsilo II as Vice-Chairman of Osun State Council of
Obas, to uphold due diligence of constitutionalism, code of ethics,
chieftaincy act, probity and accountability with transparency which
the royal throne stood for. But regrettably what Oba Musa Adebayo and
his Chiefs have so far achieved since 1979 till date, is deliberate
subversion of Law, Chieftaincy Act, Freedom of Information Act, and
Constitutional provisions on the issue of finances and

Sulaiman who doubles as Executive chairman, Centre for Human Rights
and Social Justice (CHRSJ),therefore urged the anti-graft agency to
probe the account of the town to the tune of N722million in the last
37 years as being requested, stressing that the 37 years of the
present Alawo of Awo in Egbedore Local Government area of Osun State
on the throne, have constituted a sharp inimical to the success,
progress and development of the ancient town as Oba Adebayo could not
lay claim to any development facilitated by his 37 years tenure of

“Upon selling our lands in various places of the town and funds being
realized through the Awo- day’s celebration in the past, Oba Adebayo
Akinsilo failed to account for any funds than to be continuing selling
our lands without thinking of future development. Finally, it is my
strong believe that since our respected immediate past Alawo of Awo,
the Late Oba Tijani Adediji who subjected his tenure on the throne to
transparency, accountability and probity, despite the fact that the
Country was not in Era of Computer literacy, were witnessing
tremendous development”, he submitted.


Note sirs/mas
for more information
Oba Musa Adebayo’s number–08033971930
Pix 1-Comrade Adeniyi,Alimi Sulaiman,the rights activist
pix 2-7-soft copy of the Petition Letter
Pix 8-Oba Musa Olatunbosun Adebayo,Akinsilo II