The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode has suspended Chief Yusuf Ogundare, the Baale of Shangisha in Magodo, for allegedly faking his kidnap.
The Governor approved the suspension of the monarch on Thursday, after it was alleged that he faked his July 5th kidnap which supposedly occurred around the Center for Management Development Road located at Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area in Lagos.
The suspension by the Governor was contained in a memo signed by Hon Teslim Folami, Lagos State Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs and addressed to Ikosi-Isheri LCDA’s Sole Administrator.
The memo which barred the traditional ruler from, henceforth, parading himself as the Baale of Shangisha till further notice, read in part;
“I am directed to convey the approval of His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of the suspension of Chief Yusuf Ogundare, Baale of Shangisha with immediate effect in accordance with Section 38 subsection 1 of the Obas and Chiefs Laws of Lagos State which states that “the Governor may suspend or depose any Oba or chief whether appointed or after commencement of this law, if he is satisfied that such suspension of disposition is required according to customary law or is necessary in the interest of peace and good government”
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