Iwo kingmakers have petitioned Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola to remove their monarch, Abdulrasheed Adewale, the Oluwo of Iwoland over his alleged criminal past.
They alleged that Abdulrasheed was convicted in the United States of America in 1998 and Canada between 2006 to 2007.
According to the petition, the alleged concealed criminal past disqualifies him from the crown.
The petition was addressed to Governor Oyetola and signed by the kingmakers of Iwo council, dated September 9, 2020.
They alleged that Oluwo concealed his criminal past which does not qualify him to be on the throne.
According to the concerned kingmakers, Oluwo Akanbi concealed his conviction for securities fraud by a United States of America District court – the U. S District of Massachusetts
They added that the court convicted him for 15 months imprisonment, and barred him from entering the United States for life. He was allegedly deported to Nigeria after serving the jail terms.
The kingmakers also alleged that Abdulrasheed migrated to Canada in the year 2000 and obtained Canadian citizenship where he was again convicted between 2006 and 2007 for another crime.
They added that “however, on the 21st March 2011 at Peace Bridge Port Entry Buffalo New York, United States, the present Oluwo attempted to enter the United States despite being barred for life from entry as a result of a 1998 conviction. He was promptly arrested by Customs and Border Protection Officer. A background check was conducted on him which revealed more things”
“He was the driver of the vehicle bearing Nova Scotia license plate
“He provided a Canadian passport as proof of identity.
“The passport bore his photo and listed his name as Prince Adewale Akanbi
“The Custom and Border Protection Officer (CBPO) named Fudelia conducted a CBP Database queries on Oluwo and discovered that Prince Akanbi had a criminal conviction in Canada.
“The CBPO conducted a biometric fingerprint on Oluwo’s fingerprints. The scans revealed a positive match under FBI number and other file numbers. The name associated with those records was Segun Adewale Adeonigbagbe.’”