Palace Denies Involvement of Agboyi Monarch in Controversial Land Transactions

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Palace Denies Involvement of Agboyi Monarch in Controversial Land Transactions

The palace of the Olu Agboyi has stated to clarify and distance Oba Monsuru Abimbola Oladega, the monarch, from a recent court proceeding concerning land sales, where the king and others were listed as defendants.

Reports from certain media outlets had suggested Oba Oladega’s involvement in a controversial land sales dispute, including allegations of forgery, conspiracy, and obtaining by trick. However, a statement signed by a palace official, Prince Muhideen Yusuf, refuted these claims, asserting that the king had no association with any unlawful land transaction.

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The statement emphasized that Oba Oladega was neither prosecuted nor engaged in any transaction involving the accuser. Similarly, Chief Razak Alayaki Seriki, Chief Abubakar Seriki, and Chief (Mrs) Jemilatu Busari, also named in the court proceeding, were stated to have no knowledge or involvement in the land transaction.

Addressing the public, the palace statement urged the dismissal of the “defamatory news item,” which it believed was deliberately crafted to mislead. It clarified that Oba Oladega assumed leadership of Agboyi Kingdom in 2020, six years after the alleged land transaction in 2014, following his inauguration by the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Olushola Sanwo-Olu.

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On issuing this statement, the palace aims to rectify misinformation and uphold the integrity of the monarch and others implicated in the matter.

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