His Royal Majesty, Oba Ogundana Moses Akinwande.Misn, Miacp(USA). Oyinyosaye Ikoyi, Olatunji 1,
Onikoyi of Ikoyi Ekiti Kingdom under Ikole Local Govt area of Ekiti State, a Nigerian monarch (Born 25th October 1965)
He succeeded the late Oba Falaki Julius Olalere from 2003 to 25th August 2022.
He was selected as Oba-Elect on 24th January 2023, Traditional Installation rites were performed on 25th March 2023.
Governor Banji Abayomi Oyebanji(BAO) Executive Governor of Ekiti State performed the coronation, presentation of staff, and instrument of office on 14th of July,2023.
He was born into the Family of Prince Olatunji Isaac Ogundana aka Baba Thousand in Iledin Ruling House, Ikoyi Ekiti on 25th October 1965.
EDUCATION AND CAREER.
He attended St Peter’s Primary School, Ikole Ekiti, where he proceeded to Comprehensive High School, Ayedun Ekiti for his Secondary Education, he thereafter went to Lagos State Polytechnic Isolo for his National Diploma in Mass Communication, he proceeded to the University of Lagos to obtain Diploma in Security Operations and Management he also obtained Advanced Diploma in the same University of Lagos, Akoka.
He was a Police officer before he became the king of Ikoyi-Ekiti Kingdom, in Ikole Local Govt, Ekiti state.
He started his police career in 1986, when he went to Police College, Ikeja for training. After the training, he was posted to the Ikeja division. After that, he was also posted to other various divisions also went for various courses both in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.
He is a member of the Association of Chiefs of police, based in the USA, most of his career was spent in Mobile Police which is popularly known as MOPOL.
He rose from Mobile police officer to a unit commander in Mopol 20 in Lagos to Mopol 2 in Keffi, Lagos, from there he was demobed and posted as Administrative Officer of Police Airwing Command, MMI Airport, Lagos, and from there he was mobilized to the Nigeria police Mobile Squadron (Mopol 32) at Abakaliki, Ebonyi state where he served as a unit commander.
He led his unit to many operations, including the Boko haram insurgency in the Northeast, Maiduguri, Yobe, Adamawa, etc., where he went successfully and came back without losing any of his men.
He rose to become the Admirative officer of the C.P “X” Squad under Lagos State Police Command, then he became the 2 i/c, Commissioner of Police Monitoring Unit, Lagos State Command where he moderated the activities of Police exigencies, General Investigation such as Cybercrime, Fraud, Cultism, etc.
He also went for courses in France, cybercrime in France, and in Pennsylvania in the USA, where he won many awards over there under Nigeria police.
He successfully retired as a police officer on the 1st of July 2021 and created his own Private Security Company, also he owns a private hotel that he manages, and he also has a private school where he trains intellectuals.
Unit Commander’s Combat Operation Course at Mobile Police Training College, Ila Orangun
Anti-Kidnapping and Narcotic Combat Operation Course – Police Mobile Force Training College
Cybercrime and Anti-Fraud Detective Training Course – Reim, France
Counter Terrorism Course – Mannerheim Germany
Conflict resolution and Leadership Course – Pennsylvania, Philadelphia USA
Human Rights Training Course Certificate by Crime Victim Foundation (CRIVFON)
Citizenship and Leadership Training Course Certificate – Shere Hills, Jos, Plateau State
O/C CP Monitoring Department – Lagos State Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja Lagos
November 2019 – July 2021
Administrative Officer CP ‘X’ Squad – Lagos State Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja Lagos
November 2018 – November 2019
Unit Commander MOPOL 43 – Lion Building, Lagos
January 2018 – November 2018.
Unit Commander MOPOL 16 – Abeokuta, Ogun State
July 2017 – December 2017
Administrative Officer Inspector General of Police ‘X’ Squad – Alagbon, Ikoyi Lagos
January 2017 – July 2017
Unit Commander – MOPOL 32, Abakaliki Ebonyi State
2015 – 2016
Administrative Officer Police Airwing Command – MMIA 2 Ikeja, Lagos
2014 – 2015
O/C Quarter Master – MOPOL 2 Squadron Keffi Obalende, Lagos
2011 – 2014
O/C Provost Department – MOPOL 2 Squadron Keffi Obalende, Lagos
Administrative Officer Police Human Rights Department – Lagos Command Headquarters Ikeja
2008 – 2009
O/C Anti Robbery Squad Adeniji Adele Police Division – Lagos
2006 – 2008
O/C Prosecution State Traffic Division – Ikeja Lagos
2003 – 2006
Member – Nigerian Police Peacekeeping Contingent to Liberia
2001 – 2003
Member – United Nations Peace Keeping Contingent to Yugoslavia
2000 – 2001
Member – Institute of Security Nigeria (ISN)
Member – International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) USA
HONOURS and AWARDS:
Award of Excellence for Human Rights Compliance Officer by Crime Victim Foundation
Meritorious Honour and Superlative Achievement Award by some link Publication Limited
Commissioner of Police Award For Gallantry. 2012.
Ascension And Coronation
The Coronation of Prince Ogundana Moses Akinwande as HRM. Oba Onikoyi of Ikoyi Ekiti Kingdom Oyinyosaye Ikoyi Olatunji 1, Ikoyi Ekiti Kingdom took place on the 14th of July, 2023.
Greeting The King:
The Yoruba tradition of greeting kings is similar across the board. On presentation to the King, men prostrate; while the women kneel down and he is addressed as ‘Kabiyesi’ The response usually by his aids is ‘Oba n ki o’ (The King greets you). For those who are conversant with tradition, then go a step further by snapping their fingers rolling to the right and left saying, “moyi ika otun moyi ika osi ”. This means – I roll my right fingers and my left fingers. This is called “The Osusu Owo”. Those who are familiar with his eulogy also go into the praise eulogy. After the greeting, his aid instructs the visitor to rise up. The King could also use the irukere (anthers or horsetail) to indicate permission to rise, he doesn’t necessarily have to speak.