Lagos Obaship Stool: Court Adjourns To September 17

Justice Adebowale Candide-Johnson of the Lagos State High Court Friday, 29 June 2018 adjourned the legal battle for the state obaship stool till September 17.
The case was adjourned due to a freshly filed written submission by the petitioners.
The petitioners: Prince Adedoyin Adebiyi and Prince Rasheed Modile through their lawyer, Prince Babatunde Fashanu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) made the submission, seeking the court for adoption.
The judge explained that the adjournment was to allow the court and the respondents study the submission before the next appearance.
Respondents in the suit are Oba Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos State, the state government and the state attorney general Prince Awobade Pearse.
Others are representatives of the Ologun Kutere Ruling House, Chief J. J. Junaid-Eko and the Head of traditional white cap chiefs in the state. Also are Prince Kola Balogun, the head of Eshinlokun and Mr. Musibau Kelani, who was the secretary of Eshinlokun Royal family. recalled that the petitioners had filed the suit to challenge the alleged wrongful enthronement of Oba Akiolu the first respondent in the case.
It further recalls that both Adebiyi and Modile are candidates chosen by the Akinsemoyin Ruling House to contest the obaship title in 2003 after the demise of Oba Adeyinka Oyekan same year.

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