Oba Abdulraheed Akanbi said he will not appear before a Magistrate’s Court in Osogbo, Osun State where he was issued a bench warrant for his arrest last week Tuesday.
Oba Akanbi also stated that he is not involved in any internet fraud (Yahoo Yahoo), contrary to the allegations made against him in court.
Punch reports that the Monarch in a conversation with their correspondent, said that he is not a fraudster and would not appear before the Magistrate’s court presided over by Olusola Aluko.
Oba Akanbi added that some monarchs are not pleased with his rising fame and are using the traditional ruler around him to make up lies against him to tarnish his reputation.
He also expressed his disappointment at the judiciary for taking the case seriously as there is no case at all but wrongful allegations.
“It is a shame on the judiciary to have such magistrate. There is no indictment; no case at all; somebody just brought a worthless paper before you. It is a civil case and you are relying on that to issue a warrant of arrest.
I am not a criminal. Some people want to tarnish my name and they cooked up a lie that I am into Yahoo Yahoo. I am not. Can one be a monarch and still be doing Yahoo Yahoo? What do I need that for?
The police commissioner is being represented in court, this is a civil matter; I was also represented in court by some traditional rulers and about five lawyers. Why didn’t he issue a bench warrant against the CP, who is the respondent in the case or was the CP present in court?
All he just wants is to tarnish my name. That means it has a political undertone,” the monarch said.
The Monarch was represented in Court, by his counsel.