The Oba-elect of Ikeja community in Lagos State, Alhaji Samsondeen Adeleye, has raised the alarm over a plot by his detractors to get him arrested and detained under a trumped-up charge so as to prevent his installation by the outgoing administration of Governor Akinwumi Ambode.
The monarch-in-waiting, in a chat with THISDAY at the weekend, accused one of his siblings of contriving an allegation bothering on land grabbing against him, noting that apart from lands jointly sold by their royal family, he had never single-handedly sold any land to anyone.
“My detractor in the family had connived with some powerful people in the police circles to get me arrested for illegally selling a land which I know nothing.
“I gathered that they will at any moment invite me to the Police Criminal Investigation Department at Alagbon, Lagos, from where I will be transferred to Abuja to prevent me from becoming the Oba of Ikeja.
“They said they would arrest me in respect of a land sold whereas I did not sell any land to anybody. Apart from lands sold jointly by the royal family, count me out of selling a family land behind other members,” he explained.
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