Akungba Royal battle: Ole Ruling House petitions Akeredolu over disregard for Court order


Tension heigthens over the Alale of Akungba Chieftaincy tussle in Akoko South West, area of Ondo state as the Ole Ruling House on Tuesday described the appointment of Oba Isaac Ajimo, by the state government as flagrant disobedience to a court order.

The Alale stool became vacant in 2007.

Counsel to the Agure and Mokun branch of the Ole ruling house, Mallam Gani Asiru, said that Oba Ajimo was appointed when the matter “was pending at the Court of Appeal, Akure, by the immediate past administration in the state.”

Asiru noted that the former governor, Olusegun Mimiko “in flagrant disobedience to the order of the court, went ahead to appoint Oba Isaac Sunday Ajimo as the Alale of Akungba.

“It is this violation of rule of law that we are inviting and praying your Excellency to correct. The law is clear until set aside; the judgement of the court remains sacrosanct and must be obeyed.

“However, the Ajimoh branch of the Ole ruling house went to court by the institution of Suit No. AK/195/2007 praying the court to stop the approval.

“The Agure and Mokun counter-claimed. At the end of the trial, Ajimo’s claims were dismissed and the reliefs contained in the counterclaim of our clients granted.

“The court ordered that the government should not consider any list other than the one which produces Prince Isiaka Adu.

"What the learned counsel was claiming to  be  an  appeal  was just  a  motion  for  leave  and  going by the  trends  of things  in our jurisprudence is that a person in contempt of court cannot and will not be heard. Judgement of the court until set aside remain sacrosanct.

"He added that What Oba Sunday Ajimoh and his team are doing is clear contempt of court.”

He maintained that all the matters concerning the election of Prince Oseni Isiaka Adu as the authentic Alale of Akungba Akoko has been resolved in favor of the Oba Elect, appealing to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to execute the judgment. 

Gani Ashiru Esq while supporting his argument with various case laws insisted that execution of supreme court judgment on Alale stool is mandatory upon all persons and authorities.

He explained further that he has also written a soft reminder to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN on why the Governor should not be distracted by various lies and insinuations on social media about Alale stool but rather implement the supreme court judgement in favor of prince Oseni Isiaka Adu from Agure/Mokun Branches Of Ole Ruling House as the Oba Elect in the interest of fairness and justice.

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