Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Ondo Lawmaker, Hon. Fola Olasehinde Operates Shrine In Her Apartment – Landlord
A serving member of the Ondo State House of Assembly, representing Ose State Constituency, a.k.a “Yeye Oge” is in the eye of the storm with the allegations trailing her that she operates a shrine in her apartment in the duplex she lived in, according to a revelation by her former landlord, Pa. Kolawole Ogunbadejo. The apartment which is located at No. 6, Olasehinde Lane, Ijapo Estate in Akure, served as a home for the lawmaker from 2009 till 2012, before she moved to the Government’s Quarters at Alagbaka Akure. Despite securing a new apartment, Olasehinde, who was once married to a Spanish man, has been accused of keeping the keys to the Ijapo apartment while refusing to pay her house rent. This was said to have annoyed her landlord who approached a court to get an order to get the doors forcefully opened. However, Ogunbadejo, a former Commissioner in the old Ondo State, got the court order which gave the legal channel for the opening of the house where fetish items were discovered at the apartment initially occupied by the lawmaker. The news quickly spread to the town as residents in Akure, particularly those at Ijapo, rushed to the lawmaker’s former house to witness the incident first hand. However, Hon. Olasehinde denied having any knowledge about the spiritual items, saying she had moved with all her things immediately she left the area to Alagbaka. Some of the items found at the apartment were coffins, pieces of snail shells and some live snails, cow horns of different sizes wrapped with pieces of coloured cloth, images of humans and animals, concoction prepared in black clay pots in mixture and grounded soaps, as well as bottles and cans containing all manner of liquid including the plate number bearing the Ondo State House of Assembly official number.