The leader and president of the struggle for Yoruba self-determination, aka Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, Wale Adeniran, has he resigned his membership of the group over allegations of fraud and embezzlement.

In a two-minute, 33-second video viewed on YouTube (Omoboriowo media) on Saturday, Adeniran said he stepped aside to allow a full investigation into the fraud allegation against him.

He challenged anyone who had evidence or evidence against him or who had sent money to the organization through him. introduce yourself and make it known to the public.

Adeniran said he resigned his IOOW membership in order to allow a thorough investigation, and called on the Yoruba elders to set up a committee on the matter.

He said, “I want to use this medium to step down from being the president of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, as a member of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, I resign as a participant in the Yoruba Nation’s struggle to allow unrestricted investigations of all these allegations.

“Because in all the developed parts of the world, what they normally do is, if there is an accusation against a public office holder, he or she will step aside to allow a thorough investigation, that’s what I’m doing in this moment.

“I thank you all, and what comes out after the investigation must be made public. There should be no secret there. They should publish the result of the investigation because all the Yoruba should know the truth about the accusation of fraud involving the fight. Thank you,” added Adeniran.

too withdrawing, Maxwell Adeleye, The immediate past leader’s communications manager and group president, Banji Akintoye, said: “In view of the recent events in the group, I wish to inform all the Yoruba people around the world that I have stepped aside and removed from agitation for an independent Yoruba Nation under its current leadership effective January 6, 2023.”

“I can inform the public that I have stepped aside as Communications Manager for Professor Banji Akintoye since August 5, 2022 and finally cut off communication with the historian since October 31, 2022. I have also resigned my membership of Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide,” he said.