Shina Abubakar – Osogbo
There was palpable apprehension in the city of Ikire, seat of the Irewole Local Government Council area of Osun state, as a High Court sitting in the city rules on the faith of Akire of Ikire, Oba Olatunde Falabi.
Feces have been litigated for more than two decades and have been on the Supreme Court.
At 10 a.m. on Monday, armed and unarmed police were stationed at strategic locations, including the palace in Ikire and the court.
Prince Tajudeen Olarewaju of the Aketula Governing House filed a lawsuit against the monarch’s installation for the fact that he was not entitled to the throne at the time he was installed according to the Akire Headquarters Declaration of 1958.
The legal dispute over Akire from Ikire broke out after the disappearance of the late Akire, Oba Oseni Oyegunle, on August 5, 1987, and at that time, according to legal advice from the Court of Appeals, Ibadan, the ruling houses entitled to the throne they were in the order of Aketula, Ladekan, Lambeloye, Disamu, and Omisokan.
According to the legal notice dated January 27, 1993, it showed that efforts to get the new Akire nominated by the Aketula ruling house were thwarted by court action through a court order secured by the ruling house. Lambeloye, to which Oba Falabi belongs to the government that restricts the implementation of the 1958 law Declaration of the chief who placed Aketula to produce the next monarch for the city.
In the same legal council it was stated that if the High Court accepted the appellant’s (Tajudeen Olanrewaju) request, the Akire, Oba Falabi would be deposed, but if the appeal fails, the monarch would retain the seat.
Subsequently, Prince Olanrewaju filed a lawsuit that extended to the Supreme Court, where the highest court in the country agreed that the ruling house of Aketula was entitled to the throne.
In a copy of the sentence that took a look at, the highest court on earth held that “In view of the fact that the evidence in the record shows that the 1958 statement regarding the Akire stool of Ikire Chieftaincy has not been amended or repealed, it subsists, which means that there are five government houses in Ikire for which the appellant is one of them.
Based on the foregoing, and the more detailed reasons given in the main judgment, I accept that the appeal has merit. Consequently, I allow this appeal, ”said the sentence delivered by Judge John Inyang Okoro.
Subsequently, Prince Olanrewaju of the Aketula government house approached the High Court seated in Osogbo in a lawsuit he filed against the Governor of Osun, the State Attorney General and the State Commissioner for Local Government Affairs and the Headquarters.
In the lawsuit, he requested a court order granting permission “to file a request for judicial review at the mandamus trial to compel the defendants to fully and legally comply with the legal advice dated January 27, 1993, which was the instrument on which the respondents relied to install the Akire of Ikre land in particular, paragraph 16 of the aforementioned legal advice that has not yet been given strict and full compliance. “
At the time of filing this report, the judge has not yet sat down, but security officers surrounded the court to curb any possible problems in and around the Superior Court premises.