Court strikes out case against Oluwo over chieftaincy dispute

By Akeeb Alarape, Osogbo

An Osun State Magistrate Court, sitting in Osogbo on Wednesday struck out a case involving the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi, and the Oluwo-Oke of Iwo-Oke, Oba Kadiri Adeoye.

The presiding judge, Mrs. Falilat Shodamade, struck out the case after it has been transferred from Magistrate Court 2 to 1.

Mr. Olushola Aluko of Magistrate Court 2 on 6th, January 2017 for reassign after series of dramas and re-adjournments.

The applicant counsel , Mr. Soji Oyetayo, who was reprented in court by Mrs. Yusuf Oyedele told the court that “we have filed the notice of discontinuance in of the application before the court.”

Acknowledging the letter of discontinuance in the matter, clthe defence counsel, Mr. Olaide Yekinni, said: “I urge this honorable court to give effect to the withdrawal of the application and consider the letter of apology dated 15th Feburary 2017 written by the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi, to the court.”

The magistrate, therefore, said the author should stand and acknowledge the letter of apology written to court.

Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi while addressing the court said: “I am a friend of the judiciary. When there was a threat to close down the federal High Court in Iwo due to poor infrastructures I used my own personal fund running to millions of nairan to renovate it.

“I want to tell the court that all that happened during the matter was misinformation. My feelings towards that effect has been expressed in the letter before the court.”

In her ruling, the magistrate granted the request of discontinuance of the case and struck out all other related substantives to the matter.

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