Not everyone is entitled to a chieftaincy title.
This has been proved in recent times as Facebook blogger, Basirat Tolulope Adeoye Olowogaba, aka Abike Jagaban, has many questions to answer on her title as Bewaji Okin of Itoriland.
She bagged the honorary title on December 23, 2020.
The monarch in the midst of this “title brouhaha” is Oba Abdulfatai Akorede Akamo, the Olu of Itori, Egbaland in Ogun State.
The troubled king has already dumped Basirat and has been advised to strip her of the title.
To the indigenes of Itori, Basirat aka Abike does not deserve it as she is regarded as one of the most scandalous personalities on social media.
Most prominent personalities in Itoriland have become vociferous in their criticism of Oba Akamo’s decision to confer a title on a personality, who is not only a non-indigene of the town, but one with unsavoury antecedents, no tangible source of income and no record of achievement in life.
Also, some close watchers of Abike’s activities on social media in the last nine years, have been dragging and making a mockery of her “latest acquisition”.
This group of people have been outlining several reasons she is undeserving of a chieftaincy title.
However, it was gathered that Abike got the chieftaincy title on account of her love affair with a first class monarch in Yorubaland.
Already, the monarch has dumped her and tells everyone who cares to listen that , “I don’t know Abike.”
Close sources disclosed that Oba Akamo was literarily boxed into a tight corner in conferring the chieftaincy title on Abike.
Abike Jagaban shot into social infamy in 2015, after she slandered and tagged her former best friend, Jibike Tanni Olaribigbe as an adulterer. In a series of voice notes, which went viral, Abike had revealed that the child which Jibike, (who had a delay which spanned almost ten years before she became a mother), birthed belonged to another man, and not her husband. This scandal stirred a volcanic reaction from Nigerians around the world, with many of them placing curses on Abike.
Furious by the buffet of curses and ill-wishes that attended her vicious revelation, Abike came out and made a video, in which she made dirtier expose and abuse those who supported her friends.
Meanwhile, for over one year, Abike Jagaban’s critics, ably led by Esabod, have been dragging her for embezzling the money she raised for Bukola Iyabo Oshadare, a Yoruba movie makeup artist, who died in November 2019. It was gathered that, Abike, after raising some money for Shadare to treat her breast cancer ailment, refused to release the fund, which ran into almost £25,000 (N15 million).
Surprisingly, shortly after Shadare’s death, Abike moved into a new apartment in London and opened a shop in Ojota area in Lagos, where she sells ladies’ dresses,