Negative Culture: Monarch Flees Kingdom Over Refusal To Surrender Daughter for Genital Mutilation in Lagos

A Lagos State monarch in Ashasa kingdom of Agbowa, His Royal Highness, Adekoya Adeolu Olaonipekun has fled his community to escape attacks by armed hoodlums, who reportedly invaded his residence over his refusal to present his daughter for female genital mutilation #FGM.

The monarch, who alleged threat to his life, disclosed that he lost his first child, Adekoya Grace Olushola, to the traditional rites when she was circumcised and later died of #tetanus infection at the age of 7.

β€œOlushola died of tetanus infection caused by the genital mutilation as established by a #Medical report issued by Dr A.A. Ajibike, a senior medical officer at the Lagos State University Teaching #Hospital, LASUTH.

The king claimed that the community’s traditional council wrote a letter compelling him to surrender his daughter, Grace Olushola for the traditional rites within nine days or face the dire consequences of his refusal.

“It’s mandatory for you to present her within the stipulated time. Do not dare us as your father said he had called you severally and you are not heeding his request. I want you to know that if you are still walking and eating on the soil of Africa, we will get you and your children. We are waiting for your positive response to present your daughter for the family traditional rites.”


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