How I Drank Water Meant For Cattle, Trekked For Four Days In The Bush – Kidnapped Ondo Monarch
Oba Adedoyin said, “It is very unfortunate that Obas had to be kidnapped by men of the underworld, it is even a taboo in Yorubaland for anybody, no matter highly placed to lay his hand on an Oba not to talk of kidnapping him.”
He said too much of religious beliefs had taken away traditional powers of Obas hence the reason for them to be vulnerable to attacks like kidnapping.
Oba Odidiomo insisted that the selection, appointment and installation of Obas in Yorubaland should be taken away from the government and return exclusively to traditionalists and kingmakers.
His words “The reason for unnecessary attacks on obas was due to modernisation, you will even see that the installation system has changed compare with the olden days. It is unfortunate that obas now call themselves evangelists, Reverend or Alhaji, some obas go to night parties. This is against the tradition and whoever perpetrated in such an act will soon see the wrath of God.”
While commending the security agencies for their proactiveness in the release of the kidnapped traditional ruler, Oba Adegbite-Adedoyin said the governor should see the kidnap incident as a challenge, saying ” any assault on any traditional ruler is an assault on the state government.”
Also in a speech, the president of the Obas and Aladeokun of Alade-Idanre, Oba Olusegun Akinbiola appealed to the government of Akeredolu to set in motion whereby every Oba in Ondo State is given adequate security both nights and days and that security should be funded by the state government.