Court strikes out case against Makinde, others on vacant Alaafin stool

A High Court in Oyo town has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Basorun of Oyo town and four other claimants against Governor Seyi Makinde and two others regarding the vacant Alaafin stool.

The claimants were absent as the court delivered its judgment on Thursday.

Credible News had earlier reported that the Kingmakers in Oyo town, popularly known as Oyo Mesi, dragged the governor and the State’s Commissioner for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Matters, as well as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice to court to stop them from aborting the process for the selection/appointment of the candidate for filling the vacant stool of Alaafin of Oyo candidate by Kingmakers.

The other claimants in suit no, HOY/38/2023 were Lagunna of Oyo, High Chief Wakeel Oyedepo; Akiniku of Oyo, High Chief Amuda Yusuf; Areago Basorun of Oyo, High Chief Waheed Oyetunji and Alapo of Oyo who is also Warrant Officer for Alaapini of Oyo, Chief Gbadebo Mufutau, and they were all absent in court.

Justice Ladiran Akintola, while ruling on the suit, struck it out sequel to its withdrawal by the claimants.

Meanwhile, the claimants had filed a fresh suit no HOY/14/2023, of which the presiding Justice said the date for the hearing would be communicated to both parties.

The stool became vacant after the demise of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, who reigned for 52 years and died at the age of 83 in April 2022.

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