The Ondo State Executive Council has threatened to banish the Olukare from Ikare-Akoko and the Owa-Ale from Iyometa Ikare due to the ongoing crises in Ikare-Akoko in the Northeast Akoko Local Government Area of the state.
The council announced that the 24-hour curfew imposed in Ikare-Akoko following communal clashes in the communities has been relaxed.
The decisions were part of resolutions reached at the State Executive Council meeting on Wednesday in Akure, the state capital.
The state’s Information and Guidance Commissioner, Ms. Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, revealed this while briefing reporters at Government House.
She said that the council, among others, resolved that any new crisis or escalation in Ikare will result in the banishment of Olukare and Owa-Ale.
The commissioner also said that the council established a 5-member committee to investigate the crisis in Ikare and recommend a resolution on the Okoja issue, as well as Oloko’s intercession.
“The crisis in Ikare has resulted in the adoption of strict measures by the government. But equally, the curfew has been relaxed a bit and will be in effect from 6 am to 6 pm.
“The council resolved that any new crisis or escalation in Ikare will result in the banishment of Olukare and Owa-Ale.
“The issue of Oloko’s intercession will also be investigated. From now on, the Council has resolved that no one should parade like the Olokoja of Okoja, nor the one installed by Owa Ale and Olukare.
“All the minor chiefs installed by the Olokojas must stop exhibiting themselves as chiefs from now on. Whoever does so will be arrested and will face the consequences,” said the commissioner.
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