Breaking: Ikire on fire as irate youths chase monarch out of palace (photos)

Scores of irate youths according to information gathered by CityMirrorNews had earlier chased out Chiefs, members of Akire in Council and shut the palace of Akire of Ikire, Oba Olatunde Falabi.

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Pandemonium broke out in the ancient town of Ikire, the headquarters of Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State on Monday, over an obaship tussle among two ruling houses

Scores of irate youths according to information gathered had earlier chased out Chiefs, members of Akire in Council and shut the palace of Akire of Ikire, Oba Olatunde Falabi.

The rampaging youths besieged the place at around 10 o clock in the morning and as a result leaving residents of the town in palpable fear.

It was gathered that in a bid to restore peace in the area, soldiers were said to have been deployed to the palace , the development which agreviated the situation.

Standard Daily Times gathered that the youths were protesting non-implementation of the Supreme Court judgement which declared the continued stay of Oba Olatunde Falabi on the throne as illegal.

As at press time, security operatives have been deployed to the town to forestall further breakdown of law and order.

The supreme Court had in 2014 ruled it that, it was not the turn of Oba Olatunde Falabi to be on the throne.

Same judgement was also delivered by the state High Court in Ikire few month ago.

Speaking, Osun State Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Yemisi Opalola said “truly there was a crisis in Ikire but we are still waiting for the report.”

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