A security expert, Prince Hakeem Ajasa, may have begun his journey to the throne of Oniru of Iruland in Lagos State.
He is from Abisogun family, which is next in line to the throne that became vacant a few months ago, following the demise of Oba Idowu Abiodun Oniru.
Ajasa, an experienced police officer, was Chief Security Officer to former Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola. A few months ago, he was also appointed as Chief Security Officer to House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.
A man of excellent gait and commanding presence, Ajasa was presented by Chief Kashimawo Bello to the heads of Omowunmi, Ewumi, Omisade and Oresanya families, which constitute the Abisogun Ruling House.
Following the presentation, Ajasa may be presented to the Lagos State Government by the officials of the Iru/Victoria Island Local Government this week.
After the announcement, he will proceed to the traditional “ipebi” in accordance with the custom.
The presentation was endorsed by top elders from the ruling house, including Chief Biliamiu Sanni Abisogun, Chief Rafiu Ogunbambi Olisa, Adebiyi Abisogun, Chief Saliu Abisogun Odofin, Chief Tajudeen Kafaru, Abiodun Ajasa, Baale Igbosere Chief Salau Isa, Kabiru Oseni, Hameed Oseni and Jide Oniru.
Shouts of “Kabiyesi” filled the air as the elders and family heads jointly raised Ajasa’s hands, amid jubilation by royal princes and princesses, associates and well-wishers.