Olowa Of Igbaraoke fumes over misrepresentation of Identity by bloggers

The attention of His Royal Majesty, Oba Dr. Francis Adefarakanmi Agbede OFR, Olowa and Paramount Ruler of Igbara-Oke kingdom in Ondo State has been drawn to news by some blogs, which displayed his picture and details as Baale of Igbara Community in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State, in an online story accompanied by an alleged audio recording of his Highness threatening residents in his domain to vote a particular party in the upcoming election.

Oba Agbede, who is the Paramount Ruler and Prescribed Authority, Olowa of Igbara-Oke of Igbara-Oke kingdom, a First Class traditional ruler in Ondo State is not a Baale, and has nothing to do with the threatening audio being circulated.

According to the report, the author also stated that Oba Adefarakanmi Agbede OFR has been invited by the Lagos State Police Command of the Nigeria Police Force for questioning.

While responding to this, Oba Agbede said the defamatory news item was unprofessional by its publishers or bloggers.

He called on the general public to disregard the dangerous and damaging news, and urged the publishers, to as a matter of urgency retract the defamatory publication and apologise for the embarrassment caused to the Olowa of Igbara Oke and his entire citizens all over the world by their defamatory news.

He also used the opportunity to advise journalists to be more professional by knowing and verifying their source of information before publication because such fake news and defamation of character could hinder peace particularly at this time in our Nation.

Ayodeji Owolabi
CPS to Olowa of Igbara-Oke kingdom