Deposed Deji of Akure Writes Mimiko, Seeks Reinstatement


The deposed Deji of Akure, Mr. Oluwadare Adesina, has urged the Ondo State government drop the deposition and banishment orders placed on him in 2010 by returning him to the throne.

Mr Adesina said he has learnt his lessons and is more prepared to return to the throne now that it is the turn of his ruling house to present the next Deji.

Adesina in a letter dated December 19 through his counsel, Mr. Olusola Oke addressed to the State Executive Council, said many of the allegations leveled against him that led to his deposition were as a result of bad communication and poor information management.

He said many of the things he was said to have done never happened, urging the governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko and other members of the state executive council to kindly rescind the decision on his deposition and banishment.

Adesina said the allegation that he beat his wife and poured acid on her is not true, adding that he was reported to have gone to the scene with hot ashes in a nylon bag, a development he said was impossible.

Mr. Adepoju was deposed after allegations that he battered his wife, Olori Bolanle, in May 2010.

His battered wife took ill and subsequently died in July 2011. Mr. Adepoju then relocated to the United Kingdom.

He said,“I must passionately plead with your Excellence to remember how well I stood behind you and fought with you towards ensuring that you won the election and to ensure that you also recovered your stolen mandate.”

The deposed ruler recounted how he was deposed from the town because he allegedly poured a concoction on his estranged late wife, Olori Bola Adepoju Adesina, stating that the avoidable communication gap was the reason behind the widely reported incident.

He claimed that the escalated fracas between him and the late Olori was misconstrued by the press, which, he also alleged, refused to report his own version of the story.

Dr Ige Ogunleye, the Chairman of the Osupa Ruling house which Adesina hails from, confirmed receipt of the letter, but he declined further comment.