The Chief Personal Security Officer to the honourable Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Prince Hakeem Ajasa has emerged the new Oba-Elect of Iruland, following the demise of the late Oniru, Oba Idowu Abiodun.
The emergence of Prince Ajasa, who was one of the Princes presented by the Abisogun ruling house of Iru to succeed the late king, was announced by Chief Biliaminu Sanni, after he had dusted other contestants to clinch the crown of his forefathers.
Ajasa, who graduated from the Lagos State University (LASU), also holds a Professional Masters In Intelligence and Strategic Studies (MISS) from the Osun State University, Osogbo.
Since joining the force as a Divisional Crime Officer at the Kano State Police Command in 2004, he has continued to rise through the ranks, owing largely to his dedication and passion for the job.
After serving two years in Kano, he was moved to the Sectional Head Anti-Fraud Section at the C.I.D Panti in Lagos, before he was posted to the Lagos State Government House as the Second in Command to the Chief Security Officer during the administration of Babatunde Fashola.
In 2010, Ajasa was posted to Osun State as the Aide-De-Camp to the then Governor of the State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, a position he manned for five years.
His hands-on on the job earned him a greater responsibility as the Chief Security Officer to the Governor, before he was earlier this year posted to the Force Headquarters in Lagos as the Commanding Officer 22 PMF, Ikeja, Lagos.
He was only to spend a few months in Lagos as a greater responsibility, yet again, came calling as the CPSO to the number four citizen of the country.
With this development, the dream of Segun Oniru, a former Lagos State Commissioner for Water Front and a man about town, to succeed his father, Oba Idowu Oniru, just like it happened in the case of his King-friend, Saheed, who succeeded his father, Oba Yekini Elegushi of Ikateland, has been dashed and shattered.
Many had thought that with Segun’s closeness to the seat of power in Lagos State, he would be stepping into his father’s shoes effortlessly, just like it happened in Saheed’s case. But unfortunately, he had lost out to Prince Ajasa.
Fondly called Aremo, Segun Oniru served under ex-Governor Babatunde Fashola as Commissioner for Water Front, just like Oba Saheed Elegushi served as Special Assistant under governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu