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Ambode orders sack and prosecution of Baale of Shangisha

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday,July 16 2017 finally unseated the suspended Baale of Shangisha in Magodo, Chief Yusuf Ogundare for faking his abduction. Ogundare was suspended last Friday,July 14 2017 moments after he was paraded alongside his brother and accomplice, Mohammed Adams by the Lagos State Police Command.

In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Muslim Folami, the governor ordered Ogundare to henceforth desist from parading himself as the Baale of Shangisha or discharge any duties attached to chieftaincy matters in the state.

Folami said: “Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has authorised the deposition and prosecution of Chief Yusuf Mutiu Ogundare, Baale of Shangisha with immediate effect.”

“This is in accordance with Section 38, subsection 1 of the Obas and Chiefs Laws of Lagos State inter-alia. Furthermore, he (Ogundare) is to stop parading himself, purports to exercise or discharge any of the duties attached to Chieftaincy Matters with immediate effect.”

Folami said the deposition follows the formal confession of the Baale to security services that he staged his own kidnap to blackmail the government.

Commissioner of Police Fatai Owoseni, while parading the suspects at the Lagos House in Ikeja, narrated how Ogundare and Mohammed conspired to perfect the fake kidnap, all in a bid to implicate the Oba of Magodo, as well as rubbish the government and security agencies.

Owoseni said six days after the incident, men of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on patrol in Alausa area at about 10pm apprehended Ogundare after he was dropped in a suspicious manner by a car which sped off immediately.

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