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Drama As New Oniru Freezes Family Accounts

Drama As New Oniru Freezes Family Accounts

Drama As New Oniru Freezes Family Accounts

It has been reported that a civil war is currently brewing within the Oniru monarchy as the new Oniru of Iruland, Oba Gbolahan Lawal, has just asked all banks housing the funds belonging to the family to immediately be placed in a ‘Post No Debit’ order, this is to be done on all the accounts of the family.

According to Punch Newspaper report this warning was directed to the First Bank of Nigeria, Standard Chartered Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, Zenith Bank and Sterling Bank.

The new Oniru has also called on all tenants and lessees to stop transacting with any individual from the family.

This information was contained in a public notice which was signed by Bolaji Ayorinde (SAN), who is the counsel for the new Oniru.

The notice read in part that:
“This is to notify the general public and in particular the lessees, tenants, occupiers, on Oniru family properties and bankers to Oniru chieftaincy family that after the demise of the immediate past Oniru on September 18, 2019, a new Oniru of Iru land in the person of HRM Oba Abdul Wasiu Omogbolahan Lawal was installed and given the staff of office and instrument of appointment ‘by his Excellency Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu the Governor of Lagos State on Sunday, June 7, 2020.”
“With this appointment, Oba Lawal becomes the overall head of Oniru royal family. All lessees, tenants and occupiers on Oniru land should henceforth stop further dealing with any individual or group of individuals as any person who ignores this directive does so at his/ her own risk.”
“Similarly the bankers to Oniru chieftaincy family should place a post no debit (pnd) on the family accounts and should not entertain any transaction in any form in respect of these accounts pending further directive from HRM Oba Abdul Wasiu Omogbolahan Lawal the Oniru of Iru kingdom.”

The Oniru also said that the British International School, Oniru, Lekki Lagos is also owned by the Oniru family and have ordered the bankers that are in charge of the school’s account, GTB to comply strictly with this directive.

The PUNCH discovered and revealed that properties worth billions of naira in Iruland which includes houses, schools and hotels are owned by the Oniru family and that rent for this properties are paid directly to the children of the late Oba Idowu Oniru who died in September last year.



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