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BREAKING: Agosasa Chief Appeals To DSS To Release Former King-elect For Peace To Reign

A resident of Ita-Agbede, Agosasa in Ogun State, Prince Gabriel John, has appealed to the Department of State Service (DSS) to release one Prince Sunday Akogunrin a former king elect of the town and others in their custody to allow peace to reign in the town....CONTINUE READING

Speaking with newsmen in Lagos John said the continuous detention of Akogunrin has continued to disrupt the peace and tranquility of the town.

According to him, the crisis in Agosasa started when their king died and as customs demanded, the kingmakers asked the next ruling house to present their prince for the king rite.

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John said: “In Agosasa town, we have two ruling houses, when one dies and king will come from the other side.

“The ruling house met and sent nominated Prince Akogunrin as the next king and the kingmakers started preparing him for a seat when one Akeem brought out a gun and shot one man from Prince Sunday’s side.

“This resulted in a crisis which led to the burning of many houses including the Akeem house. The government came in and resolved the matter.”

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John said though the people of the town supported the king-elect, the said Akeem had more people in government and he used the power of his people as king in the land.

“Some weeks later, the instalment of another king resulted in another crisis and there was no peace in Agosasa town.

“People started burning houses of people who supported the former king, this led to an invitation by the Department of State Service (DSS) in Abeokuta.

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“They called all the party involved and interrogated them, but unfortunately, they allowed one Akeem and his cohorts to go freely while they detained the former king-elect and one Chief Aru,” he said.

John called on the Government of Ogun State and DSS to release Akogunrin and his people from detention because they were innocent. He said that their continuous detention is jeopardizing the peace of the town.