Troubled masquerade visits Olubadan Palace Reviewed by Momizat on . A raveling mystery occured at the palace of Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana, on Thursday when the most- dreaded masquerade, Oloolu, and its entourage bes A raveling mystery occured at the palace of Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana, on Thursday when the most- dreaded masquerade, Oloolu, and its entourage bes Rating:
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Troubled masquerade visits Olubadan Palace

A raveling mystery occured at the palace of Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana, on Thursday when the most- dreaded masquerade, Oloolu, and its entourage besieged the monarch palace with injuries allegedly sustained in a fracas between them and men of the state security outfit, Operation Burst.

The masquerade which dismissed reports that it had been killed, complained bitterly about ”unprovoked attack” by some Islamic scholars.

The situation, which started Tuesday, grew worse on Thursday and led to the arrest of no fewer than 20 followers of the masquerade.

Explaining how the trouble began, Vanguard newspaper gathered that some parts of Ibadan city were embroiled in crisis when some muslims who were observing the eighth day fidau prayer of a colleague, at Popoyemoja, advised the masquerade and its  supporters not to come to the area because there were women there who the masquerade should not see, according to their belief.

But the masquerade and its adherents allegedly ignored the warning.

The trouble, which later spread to Idi-Arere and Beere, among others places on Wednesday night, generated much tension in the affected areas.

The leader of the Oloolu family, Chief Ojetunde  Asoleke, who led the team to the Olubadan Palace, appealed to the monarch to prevail on the police and the personnel of  Operation Burst to release 20 of their men arrested.

He claimed that the mask of Oloolu was seized and later released to them.

He said: “We feel saddened by the report that our man was killed as this was farther from the truth. No doubt, he was badly wounded as you can all see (showing the wounds sustained by the Oloolu on his arm and head), but was not killed.

”The costume seized by the men of Operation Burst has been retrieved and the festival would resume in earnest.”

They threatened to come out today, but were prevailed upon that it negated the normal tradition.

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  • Samabik012

    what kind of country is ds????????? some people just dont want to grow up.

  • Gray

     I hope the masquerade was arrested

  • Qasimaminu

    Bad rubbish getting good riddance . 

  • Ad2007to

     In this 21st century when people are advancing in development these ones are still in the stone age. Nonsense!!

  • Cohsyn

    Tradition remains tradition and that the only identity that distinguish us from people of other lands. For those of us who have moved forward, good for us! Let us encourage the remaining few trying so hard to make sure that our cultural heritage does not go down the drain!

  • Jisedumare

    It is a pity that there is no justice in nigeria. how would some islamic scholars or muslims attacked another religion? instead of you people saying the trith, you are sentimental. no problem. I know many of you are christians, and the muslims will soon start attacking or killing you under the name os sharia or boko haram. Your turn will soon come. Then you will be saying muslims are killing you. they will surely do so because, you support them now when they did to traditional religion

  • Ade

    SANGO BURNED IBADAN FOR THE SAME THING

  • Ade

    look. Egungun is a foundation of our culture.. People all over the world come to see Egungun and our culture, not mosques and churches..

  • Ade

    jesus and Alaah have hijacked Nigeria and is holding it hostage

  • Dee Shokya

    This is our culture, it is only a bastard that will point to his father’s and land’s culture and tradition with his left hand. If you dis misse what makes us who we are then what are you. Everything is of God, how we call Him is different. Nigeria leaves your culture and tradiotion for another mans culture and tradition and see were it will lead you in future, when you cannot define yourselves. Like the salves that cannot find their way from foreign land. At least the salves have an excuse, what will be yours,when you are lost in your own land. Tradition and region are two different things, interlinked, but different.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PUYAAPLZFJRBVSAYFVCSQ3QCEM Wale Salimon

    What a stupid tradition? I ran into the man at Gate area with my Children in the car. They were home to see my Mum for the first time and have never seen or heard any thing like this before they came to Nigeria. I was embarrased to say the least. How do you explain to Kids grew up in the west that there’s a man that must not see a woman? I just don’t get it. What benefit does this bring to Ibadan in general. Nothing but grieve and loads of problems.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PUYAAPLZFJRBVSAYFVCSQ3QCEM Wale Salimon

    What a stupid tradition? I ran into the man at Gate area with my Children in the car. They were home to see my Mum for the first time and have never seen or heard any thing like this before they came to Nigeria. I was embarrased to say the least. How do you explain to Kids grew up in the west that there’s a man that must not see a woman? I just don’t get it. What benefit does this bring to Ibadan in general. Nothing but grieve and loads of problems.

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