Flamboyant Yoruba Monarch, the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Adewala Abdul-Rasheed Akanbi, has reacted to the claim made by the former Chief Imam of the community, Sheik Imran Adio Umoru, that the monarch has made several passes at his wife.
Trouble started during the last Eid Fitri celebration when the monarch had gone to the Central mosque in the community which is being run by Sheik Adio, to mediate in a crisis. Things degenrated so fast that the Monarch and Sheik Umou began exchanging words in the full glare of everyone in attendance. The Cleric in no time dropped a bombshell. He accused the Monarch who is married to a Jamaican, of making advances at his wife.
The Monarch last night took to his Instagram page to react to the allegation. According to him, this is not the first time he has been falsely accused. Read what he wrote below
”FREEDOM OF SPEECH, IM NOT FAMOUS ENOUGH MAKE ME MORE FAMOUS AROUND THE WORLD
Thanks to my friends and so called enemies (I call them uplifters) for making me so famous around the world !!! One day, they will call me Yahoo king… another day, they will call me gay and then just day before I just heard a new one… a gbaruku alfa who is not even an Imam , a 16th position otun ajanasi says” you want to sleep with my wife”
The Mosque called Oluwo mosque in Iwo was built by my forefathers a king in the 17th century and happens to be the first mosque in southwest Nigeria but now…. OKIKI TI MONI YI OITO EDUMARE, BAMI WA MISI EDUMARE. but guess what? This errant man has been deposed and replaced by one of his enemies…. in Iwo kings mosque, only me the Oluwo of Iwoland can turban a chief Imam of the land and our own history in Iwo is different from other towns in Yorubaland, if there is no Oluwo and the Chief Imam pass away …. there won’t be any Chief Imam until another king is crowned and it has happened before when there was a vacuum for the stool for over 10 years(1982-1992) there was no king on seat and nobody can make a chief Imam for the Kings mosque
Watch a video of a heated exchange between the Monarch and the Cleric below.