*Court Dethrones Traditional Ruler Appointed By Gov. Adeleke – Community Seeks Quick Security Intervention*

Court Dethrones Traditional Ruler Appointed By Gov. Adeleke – Community Seeks Quick Security Intervention.

A recently installed traditional ruler, Oba Johnson Ajiboye, the Olola of Ola in Ejigbo Local Government Area of Osun State has been sacked by Justice Lawrence Arojo of the Osun State High Court.

It should be noted that Ajiboye was appointed and throned as Olola of Ola by Governor Ademola Adeleke on January 3rd, 2024, while presiding over the State Executive meeting ignoring a pending court case and restraining orders.

Consequent upon his appointment as monarch, there has been lots of crisis in the community, in which the head of kingmakers, Dr Femi Fasanya, boycotted and disowned the installation process of Oba Johnson Ajiboye in January 2024.

The development, considered ugly by the opposing family house, Olugbode represented by David Salako and Kola Sangoniran, filed a motion with suit number HEJ/3/2020 seeking the sack of Oba Johnson Ajiboye and nullification of his appointment letter by Governor Adeleke.

Meanwhile, Justice Arojo granted the six interlocutory injunctions in the motion filed by the opposing family on March 25, 2024, over alleged illegality.

While reacting to the development, the family through its lawyer, Barrister Fatimah Adeshina confirmed that the stool of Olola of Ola has been declared vacant by the order granted by Osun State High Court.

Olugbode in a petition dated April 10 2024 by one Kolawole Sangoniran addressed to Osun Police Command envisaged anarchy in Ola, stating “the deposed king is planning to confer chieftaincy title on some people at the Olola of Ola’s palace.”

“We shall be grateful if you will use your good office to prevent the planned Programme and disobedience to court orders. This is to avoid the impending breakdown of law and order, possible killing and maiming that may erupt”.

As at the time of reporting this development, no official response from the state government on the matter.

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