Olubadan appoints new Iyaloja, warns impostors

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[Ibadan]–The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1 has aapointed a new Iyaloja of Ibadanland.

According to him, following the appointment and installation of Alhaja Iswat Abiola Ameringun as the new Iyaloja of Ibadanland on Monday at the Olubadan Palace, Popoyemoja, Ibadan, the former occupant has ceased to be the market leader.

“If any other person  parades herself as the Iyaloja, such person would be running the risk of impersonation, which is an offence punishable under the laws of the land,” he said.

The monarch, in his address made it clear that the Olubadan is the prescribed and appointing authority on different categories of chiefs in Ibadanland, including Iyaloja and Babaloja.

This clarification, he noted, has become necessary following an interview Mrs. Labake Lawal granted an Ibadan-based radio station today Monday, claiming the same title.

According to the first class king, “The only person who has been conferred with the chieftaincy title of Iyaloja of Ibadan is Chief (Mrs) Ameringun following the recommendation of the Market Advisory Council, and she has accordingly been issued a certificate to that effect.

“This new certificate has invalidated any previous certificate issued to anyone.”




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