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Court bars Adeleke from presenting Staff of Office to new Aree of Iree

By Michael Ofulue Osogbo


Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo has stopped Governor Ademola Adeleke from presenting staff of office to Prince Muritala Oyelakin as the Aree of Iree kingdom.

Justice M. O. Awe, gave the order on Friday in a motion ex-parte brought before the court by the sacked Oba Raphael Ponle Ademola.

The court also barred the state government from taking any further steps in formally installing Oyelakin as the Aree of Iree pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.

Oba Raphael Ponle Ademola, was reportedly sacked by the state governor, Ademola Adeleke.

The Claimant in the suit marked HOS/20/2024, Governor of Osun State, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Osun State, Osun State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Boripe North Local Government Area, Chief Sobalaje Alao (the Osolo of Iree land), Chief Saliu Atoyebi (the Aogun of Iree land), Chief Sanusi Babawale (the Innurin of Iree land), Chief James Adebisi Bankole (the Jagun of Iree land) and Prince Muritala Oyelakin are the Defendants.

The applicant, through his lawyer, Abdulrahman Okunade moved the application and prayed the court for an order of interlocutory restraining the 1st (Governor) 2nd (AG), 3rd (LG Commissioner) and 4th (Iree North LGA) Defendants/Respondents from issuing the 9th Defendant/Respondent (Prince Oyelakin) with certificate, instrument and/or staff of office as the Aree of Iree, or taking any further steps in formally installing Oyelakin as the Aree of Iree pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.

The respondents were absent and they were not legally represented in court.

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Consequently, Justice Awe asked Adeleke and others to desist from formally installing Oyelakin, adding that the defendants should not issue him with certificate and instrument of office.

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Court bars Adeleke from presenting Staff of Office to new Aree of Iree

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