Ooni suspend Maye of Ife – By Babajide Okeowo
Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) has again suspended the embattled Founder of Oduduwa University in the ancient town, Dr. Ramon Adedoyin, as the Maye of Ile-Ife.
The Nigerian Xpress reports that Dr. Adedoyin had been embroiled in the suspicious death of a Master’s degree student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, Mr. Timothy Adegoke, at his Hilton Hotel and Resort, Ile-Ife.
He had been in police detention since the story broke.
This is the second time that Adedoyin will be suspended as Maye of Ile-Ife.
In 2018, ooni suspend maye of ife over a trending Poem, ‘Ewi’ on the Ooni, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi released to defame the stool and character of the frontline monarch.
The address of the Council was read by the Secretary to the Ife Traditional Council, Chief Adetoye Odewole.
He said, “That beyond a reasonable doubt, Chief Ramon Adedoyin and his cohorts like Oba Adeoye Adefarakan have committed offences of defaming the stool and character of the Ooni of Ife, assault and the libellous release of the ewi remain indelible and all these acts are conducts likely to cause a breach of peace.
“That all parties involved in the meeting passed a vote of no confidence on Chief Ramon Adedoyin and Oba Adeoye Adefarakan.
“That the House of Oduduwa henceforth suspends the chieftaincy title of Maye of Ife that was bestowed on Chief Ramon Adedoyin until further notice.
“Chief Ramon Adedoyin should not parade himself as the Maye of Ife until he absolved himself of his disloyalty and betrayal to the stool of Ooni and the House of Oduduwa.”