Olubadan throne tussle: Court fixes Feb.12 for listening to



    Oba Saliu Adetunji: the Olubadan of Ibadan

    By Suleiman Shehu
    An Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan, has fastened Feb. 12  for listening to on a swimsuit filed by Chief Adebayo Oyediji, difficult the set up of Oba Saliu Adetunji, because the Olubadan of Ibadan land.

    Oyediji of Seriki chieftaincy line and three others, had been difficult the set up of Adetunji by Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State because the Olubadan of Ibadan land.

    The different claimants within the swimsuit had been Chief Olalekan Fakunle, Chief Rasheed Abinupagun and Chief Gabriel Amao.

    Justice Moshood Abass on Wednesday fastened Feb. 12 for listening to of the swimsuit after the claimants’ counsel, Mr Sarafadeen Adebayo knowledgeable the courtroom that every one processes wanted in prosecuting the case had been filed by each events.

    Abass ordered that listening to notices be served on the counsel to the respondents as a result of they weren’t current in courtroom on Wednesday.

    The claimants’ counsel, Adebayo, had earlier knowledgeable the courtroom that the counsel to Olubadan, Mr Michael Lana and Oyo State Government’s counsel, Mr Adegboyega Salawu had been making an attempt to delay the matter.

    He mentioned that the respondents’ counsel had been current in courtroom on the final adjourned date of Dec. 15, 2017, the place Jan.10 was agreed for  the closing of the Pre-Trial Conference (PTC).

    The claimants are claiming that it was the flip of Seriki chieftaincy line to provide the subsequent Olubadan after the demise of Oba Samuel Lana, towards the appointment of Adetunji by Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State.

    The claimants are additionally difficult the constant occupation of the Olubadan throne by the Olubadan chieftaincy line and Balogun chieftaincy traces whereas excluding the Seriki line.

    It could be recalled that the claimant’s counsel, Adebayo, had informed the courtroom that there was a subsisting courtroom ruling restraining the occupation of any vacant place of excessive chiefs and that of Olubadan.

    Other respondents within the swimsuit had been the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice and Oyo State Government.