He was suspended by the Osun State Traditional Rulers Council, in a meeting which was presided over by the Ooni of Ife.
The suspension came as a result of his alleged faceoff with the Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa, Oba Dhikurulahi Akinropo.
The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, had initially said he won’t comply with the suspension, stating that only the Governor has such rights.
In a dramatic turn of events, he has now accepted the decision. This we know due to a recent statement issued by the Secretary to the Oluwo in Council, Kamoru Ademola. See statement below;
“The Oluwo in council regrets the unfortunate incident that transpired between the Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa and Oluwo of Iwo last week.
We will also like to put it on record that the Oluwo did not at anytime assault the Agbowu or any other Oba for that matter. However, we respect the decision of the Osun State Council of Obas to suspend the Oluwo from the Council of Obas meetings; though the suspension was harsh and undeserved, the Oluwo will abide by it.
Once again, we express our gratitude and respect to the Council of Obas and the leadership under the imperial majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Babatunde Enitan Ogunwusi.”