Jumat Service: Court restrains Oluwo of Iwo
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
The Osun State High Court, Osogbo Judicial Division, has restrained the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Adewale Akanbi, from presiding over the Friday Jum’at or any other Muslim festivals such as Eid -il-Fitri or Eid-il Kabir in Iwo.
The presiding judge of the court, Justice A.O Ayoola, gave the interim injunction pending the determination of a Motion on Notice filed on a matter bordering on the removal of Chief Abiola Ogundokun as the Basorun Musulumi of Iwo land.
Ogundokun had filed an application of Motion Ex-parte against the monarch and the registered trustees of Iwo Central Mosque, asking the court to restrain the Oluwo from presiding over muslim based services in the town.
The motion in the suit HOS/M.72/19 was supported by an affidavit deposed by one Babajide Siyanbola on August 7, 2019 and filed at the registry of the High Court of Justice in Osogbo.
Justice Ayoola, while granting the order after hearing the arguments of Opeyemi Adewale legal counsel to Ogundokun, held that,” an order of Interim Injunction is hereby made restraining the first defendant, his several agents or privies from presiding over the Jum’uat service on Friday and or any other Moslem festivals such as Eid -il-Fitri or Eid-il-Kabir in Iwo, pending the determination of the Motion on Notice.
Ogundokun had also asked for an order as the court may deem fit in the circumstances.
The court, after giving the order, adjourned the matter till August 19, 2019 for further hearing on the Motion on Notice of the substantive suit before it.