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Isikan chieftaincy tussle: You are busybody, Oba Olugbenga Ojo tells Akure monarch

The Iralepo of Isikan, Oba Olugbenga Ojo, yesterday asked an Akure High Court to dismiss the suit filed by the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladelusi Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo, against his installation as the traditional head of Isikan community.


In the preliminary objection filed by the Iralepo of Isikan by his lawyer, Chief Olusola Ebiseeni, the monarch said the court presided over by Justice Segun Odusola lacked jurisdiction to entertain the suit filed by the paramount ruler of Akure kingdom saying he is a busybody in a matter relating to the chieftaincy of Isikan.


Oba Aladelusi through his lawyer, Mr Ekaete Udofot had sued Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, his Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, and traditional kingmakers of Isikan over the installation of Oba Olugbenga Ojo as the monarch of Isikan. But when the case came up for hearing, Oba Olugbenga Ojo said Oba Aladelusi and his four kingmakers who are claimants in the suit did not have  locus standi to file the suit.


The claimants include Oba Aladelusi, Chiefs FS Olubodun, (Lisa), M A Adebayo (Sao), Rotimi Olusanya (Asamo) and O. Olalusi (Ogbe group of chiefs).


The preliminary objection said the claimants failed to fulfill the conditions precedent to filing the suit and that the suit discloses no reasonable or formidable cause of action.


Also, he said the suit is premature  having been brought to annual the appointment of Oba Olugbenga Ojo to the recognised chieftaincy stool of Iralepo of Isikan. Besides, he said the suit is statue barred not having been brought within the time permitted by law and that the case is an abuse of court process

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