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#EndSARS: Oluwo seeks traditional rulers’ inclusion into Panel of Inquiry


Oluwo of Iwo

The Oluwo of Iwoland,  Oba Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has called on the federal and state governments to include resourceful traditional rulers into the panel of inquiries on police brutality throughout the nation.

In his appeal, Oba Akanbi said including monarchs in the panel will keep traditional rulers abreast of security issues and equally facilitate effective mediation where needed.

Oluwo disclosed some panels constituted in some states were without a traditional ruler.

He said security is one of the primary duties of every responsible monarch, noting that they are actors in the ongoing struggle and must be given the necessary assignment to constructively address the anger of Nigerian youths at this critical time.

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A statement by the Oluwo’s press secretary, Alli Ibraheem, reads:

“Palaces were part of the target of most EndSARS protesters because of our place in securing our community and managing crisis. Aside police stations, one other primary point if contact are responsible palaces. At this critical time, monarchs input are of immense value. We were seriously affected at the heat of EndSARS protests and police brutality. The youth expected much from us because the victims were our children.

“I want to appeal to both the federal and state governments to include resourceful traditional rulers into their respective panel of inquiry. We stand to gain nothing than to entrust justice and have security information that will help us more in assisting the government on security. We are always ready to make our contribution and must not left out at this fragile moment of modern and traditional government leadership challenge. The government at all levels should consider incorporation of virile traditional rulers into the various panel of inquiry.

“The two palaces destroyed by the angry youth were testimonies that monarchs are part of security actors. I will equally appeal to government to strengthen traditional rulers with security vote. Much more would have been done should we have access to such.”


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