The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Dr. Sen. Lekan Balogun, CFR Alli Okunmade II, has said that allegations by his children against his brother, Senator Kola Balogun are not true adding that none of the allegations could be proved.
Olubadan in a statement, on Monday, said Kola Balogun was the only one that has been with him through thick and thin.
The monarch said that it is not immodest for him to say that Kola Balogun towers above all his children in attention and care for his life and well being.
Earlier, Femi Balogun, the Aremo Olubadan of Ibadanland had written letter demanding for proper accountability and transparency with regards to funds and assets belonging to the Olubadan.
The Aremo in a letter dated 29th of September, 2023 accused Senator Kola Balogun of ignoring the children of the Olubadan in the management of funds and assets of the Olubadan.
He called for investigation into the handling of the funds and assets by Senator Kola Balogun urging him to stay away from palace activities.
But the monarch said he has to publicly plead with his brother not to take offence with his nephew, who according to him, must have reasoned out of sheer ignorance and exuberance.
The statement read: “My attention has been drawn to the various grievous allegations leveled against my kid and loving and only surviving brother, Dr. Sen. Mohammed Kolawole Balogun, by some of my children, led by Aremo Femi Balogun which I’m aware has gone viral.
“It is unfortunate to note that none of the allegations has atom of truthfulness whatsoever in it and only the author of such baseless and unfounded allegations can come up with the motive of such action which is not only defaming but also an assassination of character.
“I must publicly acknowledge the invaluable role my brother has been playing in my life. He is the only one that has been with me through thick and thin and it is not immodest for me to say that he towers above all of my children in attention and care for my life and well being and for which I will be eternally grateful to the Almighty Allah for blessing me with such a wonderful brother, he is one in a million.
“Since the publication was out, all attempts to speak with the author of the offensive and odorous report have been futile. Nevertheless, I have to publicly plead with my brother not to take offence with his nephew, who must have reasoned out of sheer ignorance and exuberance, because, even in law, none of the allegations, I repeat, none of the allegations could be proved. For every sane person, the publication amounts to criminal defamation of character and a violation of public peace which also stands condemnable.
“Just like every other families, we are bound to have differences, but, such should not be taken to the level of damaging the personality of one another. I detest and abhor anything of such and I won’t mind to disown whoever among my children or wives who toe such dishonourable and disparaging path.”