Court throws out Iyalode Tinubu family suit against Akindele

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An Ogun State High Court, Abeokuta Judicial Division has struck out a suit filed by Iyalode Efunroye Tinubu family against Chief Akinfolabi Akindele over management of their estate in Lagos State.

Justice O. Mabekoye, struck out the suit after the court granted leave to the applicants’ counsel, J.O.Ogunbiyi, who filed an application to discontinue the case.

The lyalode Efunroye Tinubu family, who were known for their vast landed resources, has been in protracted legal battle over management of their estate.

Crisis started sometime in 2019, when some board of trustees’ members went to court to challenge the legal status of Adamakin Investment and Chief Akinfolabi Akindele as sole holders of the power of attorney to the estate in Lagos state.

The applicants in the suit are challenging the legal status of Adamakin Investment and Chief Akinfolabi Akindele as the authentic sole holder of the power of attorney to Iyalode Efunroye TInubu Estate.

They also alleged that the power of attorney granted to Adamakin Investment and Chief Akinfolabi Akindele has been revoked.

But the defendants through their counsel, Kunle Awoma, stated that the purported revocation of the power of attorney is not only invalid but was done in a manner inconsistent with the condition precedent as stipulated in the power of attorney.

They contended that the 2nd and 4th claimants have been in breach of their duties as trustees and are not entitled to the declaratory and injunctive relief sought before the court.

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