The Baale of Shangisha, Yusuf Ogundare, has been deposed by Lagos state government for faking his own kidnap. His deposition was announced on Sunday.
On Thursday, the Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode had directed that the traditional ruler be suspended, in a memo addressed to the sole administrator of Ikosi-Isheri by Teslim Folami, commissioner for local government and community affairs.
"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."
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, had said that Ogundare was seen frolicking around when he was supposedly abducted, TVC NEWS reports.
An investigation into the matter by the police and Department of State Services (DSS) was said to have revealed that the traditional ruler visited Ibadan, Ilorin, and Iwo, in Ogun state on the day of his alleged abduction.
Ogundare’s staged abduction reportedly took place on July 5 along the Center for Management Development (CMD) road in Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area of the Lagos state.