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Deposed Deji of Akure Writes Mimiko, Pleads for Reinstatement

The deposed monarch of Akure, Oluwadare Adepoju Adesina, has urged the Ondo State government to restore him as the ruler.

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State

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.

The deposed Deji appealed to Governor Olusegun Mimiko, to return him to the throne in a letter written by the former monarch through his lawyer, Barrister Olusola Oke.

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.

The letter is said to come at an important time, as the Deji throne is vacant.

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

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