In the aftermath of the crisis that rocked Ikari Akoko, the headquarters of the North East Akoko Local Government Area in Ondo State, the state government eased the 24-hour community curfew imposed earlier.
Bamidel Ademola-Olatego, Commissioner for Information and Guidance, revealed that the decision was taken at the state executive council meeting, revealing the easing of the curfew from 6 pm to 6 am.
She claimed that the two kings, Olukari of Ikari and Awa-Ali had been strongly instructed to act in accordance with the government’s directives, emphasizing that failure to do so could result in the removal of the Kapisei involved.
According to the government spokesperson, a five-member committee has also been set up to investigate the Ikari dilemma and make recommendations on resolving the Okuga and Oloko argument.
The committee chaired by Bachurun Sihinde includes Chairman Jamio Afolabe Ekongba, Dr Tunji Abayomi, Ms Oriolwa Agbewa and Mr Joseph Dele Adesanmi who serves as Secretary.
The case of Oloko’s intercession will also be considered. Henceforth it is decided by the council that no one should parade themselves as Olokoja of Okoja, whether those erected by Owo Ale or Olukare.
“All the petty chiefs appointed by Olokuga should stop presenting themselves as chiefs from now on. Whoever does this will be arrested and face the consequences,” Ademola-Olatego recommended.
Ondo Govt eases curfew in troubled Ikare community, warns Kings