A former Pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Prince Afolabi Ghandi Laoye, was on Friday, 8 September, 2023 installed as the new Soun of Ogbomosoland in Oyo State by the kingmakers despite the court order stopping them from doing so.
He is billed to commence the traditional rites soon.
The new Oba is proclaimed His Imperial Majesty, Oba Ghandi Afolabi Olaoye Orumogege III.
Olaoye’s installation was performed at Abata in Ogbomosjo by the kingmakers, led by the Areago of Ogbomoso, High Chief Sobalaje Otolorin.
The kingmakers, while performing the installation, maintained that they are yet to receive any court injunction restraining them from installing Olaoye as Soun of Ogbomoso.
Laoye, based in United States of America, arrived in Ogbomoso early in the morning in a private chopper, which landed at Ogbomoso Grammar School, before moving to the palace for his installation
The installation of Olaoye is coming a few hours after an Oyo State High Court ordered the state governor and others not to present instrument of office to him
Recall that the court, under the leadership of Justice K.A Adedokun on Thursday, 7 September, 2023, also gave an order restraining Olaoye from parading, representing or presenting himself as the candidate for any ceremony for the issuance of a certificate of installation or wearing any regalia resembling that of the occupant of the stool of Soun of Ogbomoso Chieftaincy pending the hearing and final determination of the mandatory injunction already filed before the court.