Oyo State Excessive Court sitting in Ibadan on Monday dethroned the Alajaawa of Ajaawa in Ogo-Oluwa Native Authorities of the state. The court docket requested Oba Thompson Oyetunji to vacate his stool, and cease parading himself because the monarch of the city.
The court docket then ordered the State Governor and the Commissioner for Native Authorities and Chieftaincy Issues to withdraw the certificates and workers of workplace given to the monarch. Including that it was carried out in apparent disobedience to a court docket order made on March 11, 2020.
Giving her ruling, Justice Sherifat Adeyemi nullified the appointment and approval and presentation of certificates for set up and workers of workplace for Oyetunji by the state governor. The court docket acknowledged that proof has already proven that it was carried out towards the court docket order whereas the swimsuit was pending till the ultimate dedication of the case.
The Choose additionally compelled the dethroned Oba to cease parading himself because the monarch of the city till the ultimate dedication of the case.
“The signature on a letter dated eleventh of June, 2020 to counter affidavit appeared to have been cast and never that of the primary claimant, Police ought to examine the problem as a result of it’s towards the legislation,” the choose mentioned.
“There was no proof that exhibits that there was a transfer to settle the case out of court docket and if there’s any, it must be dropped at the information of the court docket.”
The case was adjourned to April 26, for the continuation of listening to of the case.
The claimants, Prince Azeez Oyebunmi and Prince Kamorudeen Salami filed a swimsuit on behalf of Olumole ruling Home of Ajaawa towards the governor of Oyo State, Lawyer Basic of Oyo State, Commissioner for Native Authorities and Chieftaincy Issues, Prince Thompson Oyetunji, Chief Adewale Erinle, Chief Ademola Isola, Chief Adegbite Adeleke, Prince Oyegoke Oyegbami, Prince Oladele Akinbola, and Prince Gideon Oyekunle who’re defendants.
The claimant had prayed that the court docket ought to give an order setting apart the appointment, and approval and presentation of certificates and workers of workplace to Oyetunji by the governor of the state, which was carried out towards the court docket order, till the ultimate dedication of the case.
“An order directing the governor of the state, the Lawyer Basic of the State, and Commissioner for Native Authorities and Chieftaincy Issues to instantly withdraw any certificates of set up and workers of workplace as Alaajawa of Ajaawa which was carried out towards the court docket order through the pending of the swimsuit till the ultimate dedication of the case.
“An order restraining Oba Oyetunji from parading himself because the monarch or utilizing the connection of the workplace pending ultimate dedication of the swimsuit.” The defendant prayed.
Counsel to the claimants, Johnson Orodiran, (quoted the names of the lawyer beneath the third web page). He described the ruling as unusual, including that it’s going to additional reinforce public confidence within the judicial system.