There was drama and uproar in Iwoland on Sallah day as a popular Muslim cleric/Imam in the town, Sheikh Adio accused the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi of wanting to sleep with his wife.
From the video of the scenario which went viral, the Imam, Sheikh Adio wanted to lead prayers during the event of the Eid Fitr celebration at the Oluwo mosque in Iwo, but the king, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi stopped him, asking worshippers to ignore him and go to another mosque for prayers. This led to a heated argument as the Sheikh confronted and accused the monarch of being irate because he (Sheikh Adio) refused to allow him (the oba) sleep with his wife.
See video of the scenario below:
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You wanted to have s*x with my wife but I refused – Sheikh Adio of Iwo confronts Oluwo of Iwoland . . Oluwo of Iwo Vs Sheikh Imran Adio (Chief Imam of Iwo) At the Last Eid Fitri Celebration In Iwo The Sheik was meant to lead prayers and the King said people should ignore the Sheik and go to another Mosque for prayers; the Sheikh however confronted the King by accusing him that he is waging a war against him because he refused to let Him (the King) have sex with his (Sheikh's Wife)
But then, the monarch didn’t keep quiet about this as he went on his Instagram page to debunk the accusation saying:
“FREEDOM OF SPEECH, IM NOT FAMOUS ENOUGH MAKE ME 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 OITI EDUMARE, BAMI WA MISI EDUMARE”
The 51 year old Oluwo of Iwoland is one monarch who is known to live a lavish lifestyle coming from his background of his exposure and the fact that he spent most of his life abroad, (Canada precisely). He is known to have a very great taste in fashion and his fashion sense and general appearance always speak volumes. He is also one who is good at capturing the attention of the crowd whenever he steps out as he loves to step out in grand style, with his entourage always parading behind him. Infact, whenever he is at a place or function, one can smell royalty and affluence a mile away even before setting eyes on him.
He is well respected and known both home and abroad and he is one of the youngest and finest monarchs in Nigeria. The accusation labeled against him doesn’t seem to look good on his reputation as king and like he mentioned in his Instagram post above, this isn’t the first time he is being pictured in a negative light or accused of one thing or the other.
No one knows for sure if the accusation is true or false, but whatever it may be, it isn’t something that should be heard of a ruler because his people look up to him and see him as a role model. This kind of allegation only tarnishes the reputation and image of a leader. Which is why one should be careful in his or her dealings in life and with people, especially if the person is a public figure or a leader.