By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested the Olu of Kemta, in Odeda Local Government Council, Oba Adetokunbo Tejuoso, over alleged romance scam and multiple forgeries.
Olu Kemta is a member of Egba Traditional Council who was recommended by the last administration and upgraded from Baale to a Coronet Oba during Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s regime.
The arrests came after a lady petitioned the Ogun State Police Command.
According to a source, Olu Kemta, an Oba without a wife or a child, specialises in defrauding his unsuspecting victims mostly wealthy ladies via social media through Facebook and Instagram with a promise of marriage.
“He is also fun of taking photographs with influential people and beautiful places to promote his ambitions on his Instagram and Facebook pages” one of the victims said.
Our correspondent learnt that several petitions had been submitted to the Ogun state traditional institution by some of his victims but were ignored.
The source stated that Oba Tejuoso always searches for wealthy ladies through their online profiles and photographs to determine who he approaches for love scam.
His latest victim is appealing to the Ogun state government and Ogun State Council of Obas under the chairmanship of the Awujale and Paramount ruler of Ijebu Land, Oba Dr. Sikiru Adetona to assist her to get justice.
“It is sad to discover that the sacred traditional institution has become the final bus stop for fraudulent people because of lack of integrity checks and balances by the government and tradition council before approval is given,” the victim said.