Friday, November 29, 2019

21 years after ascending the throne, Supreme court sacks traditional ruler of Eruwa land

The Supreme Court, on Friday, sacked the traditional ruler of Eruwaland in Oyo State, Samuel Adegbola, 21 years after he ascended the throne.

The sack followed an Oyo State High Court judgment that had earlier removed him on January 26, 2011.

The monarch, dissatisfied with the 2011 court judgement, approached an appellate court before the case was eventually moved to the Supreme Court.

He was installed as the Eleruwa in 1998 by the Oyo State Government, amidst protests by members of the other ruling houses.

Those who approached the court to challenge Mr Adegbola’s ascension to the throne include: James Olatunde Idowu and ‘Alhaji’ Ajao, and joined in the suit were the Governor of Oyo State; the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the State; Ibarapa Central Local Government; Jacob Adewusi; Femi Atanda; Idowu Okeowo, E. Ojebisi and Mr Kasali.

The plaintiffs represented by Lasun Sanusi (SAN) sought eight reliefs in their statement of claims which were all granted by the court.

Justice Abimbola resolved all the issues in favour of the plaintiffs.

1 comment:

  1. What is left after 21 years. Even if he leaves now he wont be pained