The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Dr Senator Lekan Balogun says will not mind disowing any of his wives or children if they toe dishonourable and disparaging path.
The monarch stated this in reaction to allegations by some of his children led by Aremo Femi Balogun and others leveled against his brother Senator Kola Balogun.
In a petition written to the commissioner of Police and Head of Alli Iwo’s palace dated 29th September 2023, Aremo Femi Balogun had accused Senator Kola Balogun of lack of transparency and accountability in handling Monarch’s assets and affairs.
A seven-day ultimatum was also given to Kola Balogun to give proper accountability of funds and asset belonging to the Olubadan.
Aremo also asked Senator Kola Balogun to stay away from the palace pending the outcome of the investigation.
According to him, he would be called whenever he is needed for specific duties if need be.
In a strongly-worded statement he personally signed, the Olubadan of Ibadan said, “Just like every other families, we are bound to have differences, but, such should not be taken to the level of damaging the personality of one another. I detest and abhor anything of such and I won’t mind to disown whoever among my children or wives who toe such dishonourable and disparaging path.”
Below is the full statement:
My attention has been drawn to the various grievous allegations leveled against my kid and loving and only surviving brother, Dr. Sen. Mohammed Kolawole Balogun by some of my children, led by Aremo Femi Balogun which I’m aware has gone viral.
It is unfortunate to note that none of the allegations has atom of truthfulness whatsoever in it and only the author of such baseless and unfounded allegations can come up with the motive of such action which is not only defaming but also an assassination of character.
I must publicly acknowledge the invaluable role my brother has been playing in my life. He is the only one that has been with me through thick and thin and it is not immodest for me to say that he towers above all of my children in attention and care for my life and well-being and for which I will be eternally grateful to the Almighty Allah for blessing me with such a wonderful brother, he is one in a million.
Since the publication was out, all attempts to speak with the author of the offensive and. odorous report have been futile. Nevertheless, I have to publicly plead with my brother not to take offence with his nephew, who must have reasoned out of sheer ignorance and exuberance, because, even in law, None of the allegations, I repeat, None of the allegations could be proved. For every sane person, the publication amounts to criminal defamation of character and a violation of public peace which also stands condemnable.
Just like every other families, we are bound to have differences, but, such should not be taken to the level of damaging the personality of one another. I detest and abhor anything of such and I won’t mind to disown whoever among my children or wives who toe such dishonourable and disparaging path.