Rights Group Says Osun Government Plans To Install Deposed New Alawo With 9 Forged Documents
Posted on November 26, 2023
A human rights body in Nigeria, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ), has exposed how Osun State Government has planned to instal a deposed monarch, Mr. Adegboye Taiwo Abdulrasaq, as new Alawo with no fewer than nine(9) documents being forged by Adegboye, while warning Governor Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke against the proposed Coronation, which the group said is in flagrant disobedience to the Appeal Court Judgement that dethroned him.
The group stated that the said forged documents ranged from forged selection documents, falsification of dates of birth, identity theft of school Certificates and host of other documents, calling on the State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke to institute a probe into this weighty allegations by setting up the Judicial Panel to probe the mind-boggling indictment, instead of involving in contemptuous actions of coronation after the Appeal Court Akure Judicial Division, had dethroned Adegboye.
The ancient town of Awo in Egbedore Local Government area of Osun State, had been thrown into the Chieftaincy imbroglio since the State Government imposed Adegboye amidst flagrant disobedience to Court Orders and with forged documents, adding that this led the people of the community to institute several legal suits in the Court of competent jurisdiction.
The rights group further stated that all the processes that led to the purported appointment and illegal installation of Adegboye Taiwo Abdulrasaq as new Alawo on the 13th of September, 2021, by the Osun State Government, were faulty as due process was not followed, hence, Adegboye was a product of a fraudulent process, flagrant disobedience to Court Orders and judgement, falsification of age, identity theft of educational certificates, perjury, fake and forged selection documents and therefore, should not be allowed to hold the office of Alawo of Awo, Osun State, Nigeria.
It would be recalled that the Appeal Court, Akure Judicial Division, had earlier nullified the illegal selection/or election, appointment, approval and subsequent installation of Adegboye as new Alawo by Osun State Government, through its landmark Judgement dated 8th day of August, 2022, by stopping Adegboye from wearing any insignia or parading himself as new Alawo henceforth.
But it is rather very unfortunate that Adeleke’s Government is planning to present the deposed monarch with Staff of Office in flagrant disregard to the Appeal Court Judgement by taking disregard to rule of law to the next level in the State, which is similar to the “recent purported removal of the State Chief Judge, Honourable Justice Adepele Ojo”, in a what would be described as an “aborted palace coup”.
According to the CHRSJ’s Assistant General Secretary (AGS), Pastor Michael Agassi, the Deposed Adegboye was able to manipulate the process with these enormous forged documents with the aid of staff of the Administration Department of Egbedore Local Government, Awo, particularly, one Aina Adelu+2347063920646, because Adegboye was once the Legislative Leader of the Council at the time in the Council area.
He added that the Local Government Staff claimed to be an observer at the selection process without having any video clip to show where the family members of Abioye Ruling House/Compound, Awo, chose Adegboye Taiwo Abdulrasaq as their candidate out of the two persons that obtained the Expression of Interest Forms to fill the vacant Stool of Alawo in the ruling house.
He further stated that all these forged documents were contained in the particulars of credentials attached by Adegboye to his Expression of Interest Form Number: 000000114, to fill the vacant stool of Alawo with the discrepancies on two fake and forged Selection Minutes with three different signatures and thumbprint impressions of the Head/Mogaji and Secretary of Abioye Ruling House/Compound, Awo.
He further revealed that the two Covering Letters with Reference N0:ELG.396/T/28B, dated 24st August, 2020 and signed by one Mrs. Olabimtan F. Abiola+2348032249644, the Council Manager for Chairman Egbedore Local Government, Awo, had different signatures, typing characters and received stamps.
He was said to have had another Selection Minutes attached to Osun State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs letter with different thumbprint impression, signatures, received Stamp and other Covering Letter as Exhibit B03 which was presented to Osun State High Court, Ede Judicial Division in HED/26/2020 to get favourable judgement dated 17th day of September, 2020.
It was also stated that the Bond to Prosecute Appeal with Appeal N0:CA/AK/58/2021on Suit N0: HOS/84/2020 was with another different signature of the Secretary, Abioye Ruling House/Compound, Awo.
It was further stressed that the Affidavit of Statutory Declaration of Age dated 15th day of December,1999 deposed by one Rasheed Adegboye+2348034350362, the Senior Brother of Adegboye Taiwo, made from the Federal High Court, Osogbo Judicial Division, claimed that Adegboye Taiwo was born on the 10th day of October, 1980, while Adegboye was also having another date of birth embossed on the West Africa Examination Senior School Certificate (WAEC-SSCE) of June 2001 with Certificate Number: NGWASSCS2682561, claiming to be belonging to Adegboye Taiwo A. that he was also born on another date of 8th day of August, 1979.
It was further revealed that the identity of the owner of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo’s Notification of Results of National Diploma (ND) with Reference N0: SO1/MKT/2003/0354, awarded on 31st August, 2005 and obtained on 10th August, 2006 respectively and Higher National Diploma (HND) with Reference N0: SO1/ MKT/2003/0354, awarded on 31st July, 2008 and obtained on 14th of November, 2008 respectively and as well obtained Certificate of National Service of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)
awarded on 19th November, 2008 with NYSC/RD/OWO/08/350353, were not known because the Two(2) Polytechnic Notification of Results and NYSC Certificate bearing the names of “Adegboye Taiwo Abudulie” while the National Diploma(ND) and Higher National Diploma(HND) awarded and obtained in three(3) years interval bearing the same Reference numbers and Adegboye Taiwo just knew that he was bearing Abdulrasaq not Abudulie according to his claims in the Notification of Results and NYSC Certificate, when he wanted to contest for the stool of Alawo of Awo in Egbedore Local Government area of Osun State in the year 2020.
He equally disclosed that Adegboye Taiwo Rasaq was illegally appointed and subsequently installed by former Governor Gboyega Oyetola on September 13th, 2021 with obsolete, repealed, outdated and revoked 1957 Chieftaincy Declaration, instead of subsisting 1979 Alawo of Awo Chieftaincy Declaration in flagrant disobedience to Court Orders to all the parties to maintain ‘Status Quo’ in Suits HED/26/2020 and HOS/84/2020 respectively.
The rights body therefore, advised Adegboye Taiwo to honourably remove the thought of vying for the Stool with these enormous documentary forgery evidences by respecting the Appeal Court Judgement that earlier dethroned him from the Alawo Chieftaincy Stool and accept everything in good faith.
Agassi then submitted that the time of reckoning has come to ask about the evil actions perpetrated by Adegboye, adding that Adegboye forged the aforementioned documents out of desperation, with the sole aim of outsmarting his only legitimate contender from the same Abioye Ruling House/Compound, Awo, for the Stool of Alawo of Awo, in person of Comrade (Prince) Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, the Executive Chairman, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ).