Update on “fake Ataoja”: Family Disowns Ataoja – Nigerian Tribune





Written by Adewale Ajayi, Osogbo Saturday, 03 December 2011

Nigerian Tribune


The royal family  which produced the Ataoja of Osogbo,  Oba Jimoh Olanipekun,   on Thursday, disowned him.

The family denied any biological relationship with the sacked monarch.

Addressing the  press  in Osogbo, the head of Lakanye  ruling house, Alhaji Ganiyu  Adegoke, who commended  the two   rulings of the Osun State High Court which sacked Olanipekun, advised the monarch to vacate the stool.

“At this point, we want to make our position clear. The Lakanye Royal Family agrees with the two separate rulings of the Osun State High Court and we shall not be part of any act of illegality since the court has declared the stool of the Ataoja of Osogbo vacant.

“Lakanye royal family does not have any biological relationship with Mr. Jimoh Oyetunji Olanipekun as being rumoured, thus  we dissociate our family from whatever action taken by Mr. Olanipekun as regards the ongoing crisis surrounding his installation and  that anybody that relates with Mr Olanipekun on behalf of the family is a fake person,” Adegoke said.

He advised Mr Olanipekun to respect the ruling of the court by vacating the palace and desist from parading himself as the Ataoja.

The royal family urged Osun State governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola and the chairman of the state Council of Obas, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, to prevail on Mr Olanipekun to stop laying claim to the stool and urged Aregbesola  to direct the police to evacuate him from the palace.


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5 Comments on “Update on “fake Ataoja”: Family Disowns Ataoja – Nigerian Tribune”

  1. Fayoyiwa Adewale Adeniyi Says:

    pls ma, how do I get in touch with you. It has to deal with some crucial matters. Kind regards.



  2. Olalekan taoheed Says:

    To whom dis may concern.firstly some of dis people dat said olanipekun was a fake king are the follower of last government and dis people join/surpport it. My own side of viewing dis is that i want my town to be a capital of peace n honesty.



    • emotan77 Says:

      Thanks, Mr. Taoheed. It’s all in the hands of the Courts now. Regards, TOLA.



      • prince olawale ibrahim aderopo Says:

        mr olanipekun did not belong to any of the royal families,he should stop calling or claiming he is a king..


      • emotan77 Says:

        Dear Prince Aderopo

        The judicial system that pronounced him NOT the rightful Ataoja as he cannot claim lineage to any known royal Houses seems upended as the guy continues to occupy Ataoja throne. A PDP-led state government caused the problem and it seems the political process may eventually need to be employed to get the judicial process moving.



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