Court sacks Oyo monarch

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An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan on Monday ordered the Alajaawa of Ajaawa in Ogo-Oluwa Local Government of the state, Oba Thompson Oyetunji to vacate his stool, and stop parading himself as the monarch of the town.

The court also ordered the governor of the state and the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters to withdraw the certificate and staff of office given to Oyetunji, saying that it was done in flagrant disobedience to the court order made on 11th of March, 2020.

The presiding judge of the court, Justice Sherifat Adeyemi in her ruling nullified the appointment, and approval and presentation of certificate for installation and staff of office for Oba Oyetunji by the governor of the state, saying that evidence has clearly shown that it was done against the court order during the pendency of the suit until final determination of the case.

The judge also compelled Oyetunji to stop parading himself as the monarch of the town pending the final determination of the case.

She however adjourned the case to 26th of April for continuation of hearing.

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