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Ilupeju Ekiti Chief, Ilesanmi Olorigbo Arrested For Stealing Cell Phone

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November 15, 2016 – Ilupeji Ekiti Chief, Ilesanmi Olorigbo Arrested For Stealing Cell Phone

Ilesanmi Olorigbo, a popular chief from Aita quarters of Ilupeju-Ekiti, in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State, has been reportedly stripped naked and paraded round the town for allegedly stealing a cell phone.

He was also forced to commence a hard labour of digging a deep well inside the community market, a source revealed on Monday.

It was learnt that the ugly incident took place on Sunday when some youths in the community were tipped that a missing cell phone was found on him.

The matter was reported at the palace of Apeju of Ilupeju-Ekiti, Oba Olaleye Oniyelu, where palace guards were sent to get Olorigbo.

“On getting to the palace, the Olorigbo was promptly searched and behold! The missing cell phone was found inside his pocket. Apparently, he was caught unawares as he did not know what the Kabiyesi had wanted from him,” the source said.

Another resident of the town, who witnessed the incident but pleaded anonymity, told newsmen that the Olorigbo had also begun to dig a deep borehole inside the Oba’s market at the centre of Ilupeju as community service to atone for his crime.

“He would first clear the bushes around the spot and thereafter begin to dig the well, the well must bring crystal clear water, else, his punishment won’t be complete. This will serve as deterrent to other would be thieves in the community.”

But Oba Oniyelu denied that Olorigbo, was stripped naked and compelled to dance round the town over alleged theft of a cell phone.

The monarch in a telephone chat said he was in the hospital when Olorigbo was brought to the palace and that the matter was reported to the police by his wife.

He said, “When the matter was brought to the palace, I was in the hospital and the matter was taken to the police station and I don’t know what really happened. I don’t know whether he was paraded round the town but I will find out.

“Olorigbo calls himself a chief, he used to perform rituals and he is the leader of those praying at one of the shrines and anybody whose hand is not clean cannot go there. The adherents of the deity said he will be removed. That is what I know.

[Punch Metro]



  1. Keeping it real

    November 15, 2016 at 4:55 AM

    Thought it was a nollywood movie at first
    E don reach like this,even the titled chiefs stealing?

    I’m taking a stroll on this one please, like D HUNTER Lol.. lord have mercy!

  2. Bench

    November 15, 2016 at 5:45 AM

    I am knows am say is only for Ekiti wey this is fit hapun bicos na only where Fayose is dey is where this can podibul to hapun. Fayose and this man are smoke igbo together. But wetin is pain me be say na fake igbo they are smoke. They are smoke the same fake igbo wey Terry G is smoke.

  3. fifelomo

    November 15, 2016 at 6:52 AM

    He’s a kleptomaniac!

  4. sola olaniyi

    November 15, 2016 at 7:11 AM

    He should be ashamed of himself..

  5. lolade

    November 15, 2016 at 7:40 AM

    ah ah nawao

  6. Bok

    November 15, 2016 at 8:39 AM

    well if a commoner can be subjected to any kind of humiliations so Chiefs can be disgrace. but the questions why stealing a phone?

  7. spayor

    November 15, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    Very disgraceful….

  8. Bok

    November 15, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    sorry you brought this disgrace upon yourself, or perhaps the idols had led him to steal and be disgraced

  9. Big Aunty Koks

    November 15, 2016 at 12:29 PM

    Na wa o! Chaaaaaiiii!!!

  10. Merit Brown

    November 15, 2016 at 2:48 PM


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