Olubadan stool: Court orders installation of Lekan Balogun as new Olubadan - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Olubadan stool: Court orders installation of Lekan Balogun as new Olubadan

By Our Correspondent

The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola on Tuesday, dismissed the case challenging the consent judgement that nullified the promotion of Ibadan High Chiefs as Obas.

This followed the withdrawal of the case instituted by Olubadan-in-council.

At the resumed hearing of the emergence of a new Olubadan of Ibadanland,  Kehinde Eleja (SAN), counsel to High Chief Lekan Balogun, had informed the court that he has an application dated January 31, 2022 and filed on February 1, 2022 for the discontinuance of the suit, adding that he had served the process on all parties and was ready to move it before the court.

The application was supported by a four paragraph affidavit deposed to by a counsel identified as Grace Asaolu and a written address. He said he was ready to move the application and prayed for an order granting leave to discontinue the suit.

Eleja added that there was no counter affidavit filed against the petition and urged the court to grant his prayer in the interest of peace and justice of Ibadanland, praying to the court to strike out the case.

In his submissions, Sanya Akinyele, counsel to the state government and its agencies, informed the court that he is not opposing the application and appreciated the applicant for the line of action he had taken to withdraw the suit. He however asked that the court dismiss the suit and did not ask for any cost.

On his part, Kehinde Owoade, the counsel to former governor Rashidi Ladoja confirmed that he had been served the process and he had no objection to the application for discontinuance. He however urged the court to direct the applicants to pay the sum of N500, 000 to each of the respondents.

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