Ogun Assembly orders actor’s arrest for parading self as monarch


The  Ogun State House of Assembly has ordered the arrest of a Nollywood star, Goriola Hassan, for allegedly parading himself as the Oba-elect of Imobi in the Ijebu-East Local Government Area of the state.

The Assembly had in August threatened to issue a warrant of arrest on Goriola after he declined the lawmakers’ invitation twice over the allegations against him.

At Thursday’s plenary the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo ordered that Hassan should be arrested and presented to the Assembly within 14 days.

This follows the presentation and adoption of the report of the House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs wherein Goriola was accused of converting a government building to private use and disobeying the orders of constituted authority that asked him to stop parading himself as the Olu of Imobi.

The committee affirmed that the Onitasin of Itasin remained the only king and prescribed authority in Imobi land.


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