…Says Samson Balogun, not member of royal family
The media team of HRM. Kabiyesi Alayeluwa Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi (Kushenla lll) has appealed to Nigerians to disregard malicious posts being circulated, purporting that His Royal Majesty used his position to subvert justice, regarding the unfortunate death of Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as “Mohbad”.
The team in a press statement on Saturday signed by Deyemi Saka, Lead Partner, Lambert and Curtis, noted that Samson Erinfolami Balogun is not a member of the Elegushi Royal Family and he is not under direct or indirect employment of the palace.
The statement read, “We’re the media consultant to the Elegushi Royal Family and we would like to respond to a widely syndicated falsehood and misinformation about HRM. Kabiyesi Alayeluwa Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi (Kushenla lll)
“As a custodian of Yoruba tradition and culture, HRM. Kabiyesi Alayeluwa Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi is a firm believer in the sacredness of human life and how heart wrenching it is for any parent to lose a child. “Oun buruku ni ki majesin to’ju awon obi e ku”, and this is why the heartfelt and sincere sympathy of HRM Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi and the Royal Family go to the parents, siblings, friends and well-wishers of Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as “Mohbad”.
“We’ll also like to inform the general public that Samson Erinfolami Balogun is not a member of the Elegushi Royal Family and he is not under direct or indirect employment of the Palace, HRM Oba Ademola Elegushi or the Royal Family.
“As a public figure and a father to all, and in particular everyone in His Royal Majesty’s Kingdom and domain, taking pictures with Kabiyesi is not a proof of a “special” relationship, it is a testament of the open door policy and new approach to traditional leadership which is not peculiar to HRM Oba Elegushi. Any interpretation beyond this is a misrepresentation of fact.
“We urge the general public to discountenouce insinuations and innuendos with the malicious posts being circulated, using His Royal Majesty’s might to prevent the law from taking its course as hoax of blackmail.
“HRM Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi calls for prompt investigation into the said incident and a probe into the death of Ilerioluwa Aloba in a bid to establish remote cause of his untimely death.
“We pray to Almighty God to grant the Alobas the immense strength to bear this painful loss,” the statement added.
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