A human rights activist, Comr. Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman has dragged an Osun State monarch, the Alawo of Awo, Oba Musa Olatunbosun Adebayo, Akinsilo II, before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the allegation of financial misappropriation of the ancient town perceived collective funds.
According to him, Oba Adebayo was ‘fantastically corrupt’ and lack financial decorum as paramount ruler of the ancient town.
The rights activist also urged the anti-graft agency to investigate the way and manner, the monarch has managed their funds to tune of N722millon since his 37 years as traditional ruler of the town.
He alleged that Adebayo had mortgaged the future of the town through his criminal mismanagement of the funds accrued to the ancient town from different sources in the last 37 years which hindered their progress and development.
Comrade Sulaiman, who is a Prince from Abioye ruling house of the town, disclosed this in a personally signed Petition Letter dated Thursday 22nd of December, 2016 with the title:”The Petition against Oba Musa Olatunbosun Adebayo, the Alawo of Alawo in Egbedore Local Government area of Osun State over fraudulent mismanagement of Community funds to the tune of N722m between 1979-2016,” which was forwarded to the EFCC offices in the land and a copy made available to newsmen at the weekend, calling for credible and thorough investigation of the monarch who is the vice-Chairman of Osun State Traditional Council of Obas.
The Petition Letter was sent to the EFCC’s Headquarters, Annex and Zonal offices in Abuja, Lagos and Ibadan respectively, urging the anti-graft Commission to also extend their investigation to the Oba Adebayo’s son, Wasiu Adebayo, the Onigbanla of Gbanla Village, Usman Lamidi Folahanmi and the Baba Kekere of Awoland, Lateef, adding that similar letter has been forwarded to the Police authority in the Country over the plan of the monarch to sell the land of their family illegally and threat to the lives of the members of Abioye family, which Police has commenced the investigation into the matter.