Friday, January 6, 2017

Oluwo Of Iwo Won’t Appear In Court & Lawsuit Against Him Likely To Be Withdrawn Today

KINGING! There are strong indications that the Oluwo of Iwo-Oke, Oba Kadiri Adeoye may today drop his case against the Oluwo of of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, a first class traditional ruler in the state following the intervention of the governor of the state, Mr Rauf Aregbesola just as Magistrates’s Association of Nigeria, Osun State branch threatened to embark on strike action over the development, Vanguard reports

It was gathered in Osogbo yesterday that Oba Adeoye will move for the discontinuation of the charges preferred against Oba Akanbi when the court resumes hearing of the matter today.

A reliable source in the government circle said that governor Aregbesola during the week directed one of his aides to mediate in the matter towards withdrawing the case from the court.

Oba Akanbi was dragged to the Magistrate Court by the Oluwo of Iwo Oke, Adeoye for allegedly engaging in Internet fraud and being an ex-convict before he was crowned as a traditional ruler, among other accusations.

The Court had on Friday, December 30, 2016 ordered the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye to immediately arrest the Oluwo.

The Magistrate had issued a bench warrant for Oluwo’s arrest and also on December 28 2016 ordered the monarch to appear in court on Friday, December, 30, 2016 but the traditional ruler was conspicuously absent when the case came up for hearing.

According to the Magistrate, the case brought before him against the Oluwo of Iwo was a criminal case and by the bench warrant issued by him, “the accused person supposed to have been arrested and kept in prison custody.” But we guess the case will be over now.