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Ibadan chief loses title over abusive language



One of the family compounds title holders in Ibadanland (Mogaji), Chief Waheed Gbolagade Kosoko (Mogaji Kosoko Family) has been stripped of the Mogaji title and ordered never to parade himself as one again.

This was contained in a letter with Reference No. OIC/1/Vol.8/102 dated 27th December, 2022 and signed by the Secretary, Olubadan Advisory Council, Mr. Kamorudeen Liasu.

Entitled ‘Revocation of Appointment as Mogaji Kosoko Family, Agbeni Area, Ibadan’, the letter, according to Oladele Ogunsola, the Personal Assistant (Media) to the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Sen. Lekan Balogun in a press statement made available to journalists in Ibadan on Wednesday, accused the Mogaji of using abusive language on Otun Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Tajudeen Ajibola.

The letter reads in part; “the attention of Kabiyesi Olubadan of Ibadanland has been drawn to the acts of mischief, insubordination, use of abusive language as well as threat to life of Otun Balogun of Ibadanland (High Chief Tajudeen Abimbola Ajibola) by you.

“These acts are contrary to and punishable under the Chiefs Law. Aside, sources further disclosed that you are in possession of two (2) different letters of appointment appointing you as (i) Mogaji Kosoko Family and (ii) Mogaji Kosoko Onilabu family, both dated 9th January, 2017 while records from this office shows your appointment as Mogaji Kosoko Family and not Onilabu Family.

“Your acts, which the council viewed as forgery and misleading. In effect therefore, the council at its meeting held on Monday, 19th December, 2022, resolved that your appointment as Mogaji Kosoko Family is hereby revoked, that the letter dated 9th January, 2017 or any letter purportedly appointing you as Mogaji Kosoko is hereby withdrawn and declared as Null and Void.

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“That you should stop parading yourself in the community as Mogaji Kosoko Family forthwith”, the letter added just as it enjoined him to adhere strictly with the directives by the council as any violation would not be condoned.

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