The legitimacy crisis rocking the Akire of Ikire, in Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State, Oba Olatunde Falabi, on Monday took a dangerous turn as irate youths invaded his palace and attempted to chased away the monarch.
Since 1990 the monarchy tussle was so challenged that at a point, the matter went up to the Supreme Court before it returned to a State High Court, which recently ruled against Oba Falabi’s stay on the throne.
Vantage News gathered that youths of the community early on Monday stormed the palace, chased security men at the entrance and forced their way into the building.
According to the Chairman of Irewole local government, Prince Remilekun Abass;
“As soon as the military vehicle appeared, the mob was pelting stones at the vehicle without allowing the personnel to alight from the vehicle. Their action eventually forced the soldiers to request for re-enforcement.
“A few minutes later, another set of soldiers arrived and chased the mob from the palace and escorted the monarch out of the place to a safe abode.
“No casualty has been reported while soldiers and other security personnel have taken over streets in the town and normalcy restored in the community.”