Estimated reading time: 7 minute(s)
Following the arrest of Baale Adebonyin Village Kemta Area of Abeokuta, Chief Adetokunbo Tejuoso, the traditional council of Chiefs have expressed displeasure, calling the arrest and detention a ‘very embarrassing’ one.
The Kemta Traditional Council of Chiefs met at Ile-Ogoni Kemta, in Abeokuta on Tuesday to deliberate on a number of issues among which was the arrest and detention of Chief Adetokunbo Tejuoso, Baale Adabonyin Village, in Orile Kemta on Friday 23rd April 2021 which was widely published by the media.
At the meeting, the Council expressed dismay on the arrest and detention of the Chief, and they described it as very embarrassing.
This was contained in a communique jointly signed by the Oluwo Kemta and Baaye Egba, Chief Yomi Rotimi, Lukotun Kemta/ Seriki Egba, Chief Oluwatosin Fadare and Chief Bola Taiwo, Sakotun Kemta.
The traditional chiefs also disclosed that the embattled Baale has been suspended following his atrocities.
The communique reads partly, “Adetokunbo Tejuoso was installed as Baale Adabonyin in Orile Kemta Odeda Local government of Ogun State.
“He was appointed as Olu of Orile Kemta by the immediate past administration in Ogun State without the recommendation of Kemta Traditional Council of Chiefs and approval of HRM Oba (Dr) Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo , CFR , Okukenu IV , Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland
“The present administration revisited the process through which the 75 coronet Obas were installed by the last administration and upon the recommendation of a committee set to review the matter reverted the coronet Obas to their earlier positions as Baales ;
“The concerned coronet Obas took the case to court which ruled the status-quo be maintained, Status-quo , in this context means that the Obas will remain Baales as directed by the government;
“Unfortunately, Chief Adetokunbo Tejuoso continued to parade himself as an Oba without being checked by the government agencies and security officials ;
“Meanwhile, Kemta Traditional Council of Chiefs has suspended Mr Adetokunbo Tejuoso as Baale Adabonyin, Orile Kemta via a letter dated 28th April, 2021 over allegations of romance scam and other fraudulent acts levelled against him by some people with documented evidences , hence he , ( Mr Tejuoso) has seized to be a Chief in Kemta Township;
“We therefore enjoin gentlemen of the media and the general public to henceforth stop regarding Mr Adetokunbo Tejuoso as either Baale Adabonyin Village or Olu of Kemta which is still before the court of law ;
” We appeal to all sons and daughters of Kemta at home and abroad to remain calm as Kemta traditional council is doing all the needful on the matter.”