Olufon Stool: Ruling house drags Gov. Adeleke to court

By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke has been dragged before the State High Court, sitting in Osogbo for allegedly violating court order and installing new Olufon of Ifon despite retraining order. 

The Morohunfolu ruling house through Prince Sulaiman Akinyooye, Peter Akinyooye and others had dragged Prince Wahab Oyegbile of Olaojo ruling house before the court after he was selected to emerge as the new Olufon. 

On November 9th, 2022, the Morohunfolu ruling house obtained a preservative order through Prince Peter Akinyooye and others, as Justice Ayo Oyebiyi ordered that nobody including all the parties involved and Osun State Governor should not do anything in respect of the vacant Olufon stool pending the determination of the initial suit. 

Meanwhile, the Governor appointed and installed Prince Peter Akinyooye one of the plaintiffs who secured the restraining order as the new Olufon of Ifon on February 15th 2024. 

The Olaojo ruling house through its counsel, Barrister Bamidele Ogundele on Monday filed an application before the court noting that both the plaintiff, Akinyooye and Governor Adeleke violated court order of November 2022, hence, they urged the court to reverse the installation. 

It was stated that, “Adeleke embarked on executive recklessness by installing Peter Akinyooye as the new Olufon despite court order. He was given staff of office. The court must defend the stool.” 

Justice Oyebiyi adjourned the matter to April 29th, 2024 for the counsel of the parties (Akinyooye and Adeleke) to respond to the application of the ruling house. 

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