This may not be the best of time for Chief Adetokunbo Tejuoso, the Baale of Adabonyin in Orile Kemta, Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State as he was suspended by the Kemta Traditional Council of Chiefs.
His suspension by his kinsmen has dealt another big blow to his crumbling career as baale in the community.
Tejuosho suspension came to limelight following the Council meeting held at Ile Ogboni Kemta, Kemta Agelende, Abeokuta on April 27th, 2021, where it deliberated on a number of issues among which was the arrest and detention of Chief Adetokunbo Tejuoso, Baale Adabonyin Village, in Orile Kemta on Friday, April 23rd, 2021.
In a communique issued at the end of the meeting, the Kemta Traditional Council of Chiefs said the suspension of Adetokunbo Tejuoso as Baale Adabonyin, Orile Kemta via a letter dated April 28th, 2021 was as a result of allegations of romance scam and other fraudulent acts levelled against him by some people with documented evidences.
The communique which was signed by Chief Yomi Rotimi, Oluwo Kemta and Baaye Egba; Chief Oluwatosin Fadare,
Lukotun Kemta/Seriki Egba, and Chief Bola Taiwo, Sakotun Kemta/Secretary, expressed dismay at the arrest and detention of Chief Tejuoso which was described as very embarrassing.
Consequently the council in the communiqué hereby decided to make some clarification on the matter. “Adetokunbo Tejuoso was installed as Baale Adabonyin in Orile Kemta, Odeda Local Government of Ogun State.
“He was appointed as Olu of Orile Kemta by the immediate past administration in Ogun State without the recommendation of Kemta Traditional Council of Chiefs and approval of HRM Oba (Dr) Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, Okukenu IV, the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland.
“The present administration revisited the process through which the 75 coronet Obas were installed by the last administration and upon the recommendation of a committee set to review the matter reverted the coronet Obas to their earlier positions as baales.
“The concerned coronet Obas took the case to court which ruled that the status-quo be maintained. Status-quo, in this context means that the Obas will remain baales as directed by the government.
“Unfortunately, Chief Adetokunbo Tejuoso continued to parade himself as an Oba without being checked by the government agencies and security officials.
“Meanwhile, Kemta Traditional Council of Chiefs has suspended Mr Adetokunbo Tejuoso as Baale Adabonyin, Orile Kemta via a letter dated 28th April, 2021 over allegations of romance scam and other fraudulent acts levelled against him by some people with documented evidences , hence he has seized to be a Chief in Kemta Township.
“We therefore enjoin gentlemen of the media and the general public to henceforth stop regarding Mr. Adetokunbo Tejuoso as either Baale Adabonyin Village or Olu of Kemta, which is still before the court of law.
“The council then appealed to all sons and daughters of Kemta at home and abroad to remain calm as Kemta Traditional Council is doing all the needful on the matter.”