In a judgement held by Justice A.B AbdulKareem in Osun state high court sitting in Ikire, Irewole Local Government Area, on Monday, affirmed that Oba Olatunde Falabi has no legal right to occupy the seat of Akire of Ikire, that he has been occupying since the past 30 years, EYEWITNESSES NEWS gathered.
The prayer that Prince Tajudeen Olanrewaju of the Aketula Ruling House filed a suit against the installation of Falabi on the ground that he was not entitled to the throne as at the time he was installed based on the 1958 Akire Chieftaincy Declaration.
The Plaintiff, Oba Olatunde Falabi, filed the suit alleging that the governor invited him to Osogbo in the presence of Attorney General and Commissioner for Chieftaincy Affairs on the 15 day of April, 2014 notifying him of his dethronement by the Supreme Court, adding that the government at the meeting promised to arrange a comfortable accommodation for him in another town of his choice with huge sum of money to maintain his life for the rest of his years as they want the dethronement to be peaceful.
Oba Olatunde also maintained that he has not committed any offence warranting his removal and consequently sought for declarative reliefs and injunctive reliefs from removing him as Akire of Ikire. But, the state government stated that no such meeting took place.
In his judgement, Justice AbdulKareem held that the plaintiff failed to prove that any meeting was held and also held that Oba Olatunde Falabi has no legal right to succeed Oba Oyegunle and to continue to remain in office as the Akire of Ikire, maintaining that the 8th Defendant’s Ruling House, Aketula Ruling House is entitled to succeed Oba Oyegunle.
As at the time of filling this report, the Palace of Akire of Ikire was guided by not less than 30 armed security agents.
Source’ Eyewitness Reporters