Court Stops Olubadan from Installing Another  Mogaji

OBA Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, the Olubadan of Ibadanland, has been restrained  from installing another Mogaji for Jagun Elesin Merindinlogun compound to replace the substantive  Mogaji, Joseph Oluwole Olatubosun.

Contained in a writ of summon issued by the claimants lawyer,  Biola Ladapo Esq and Temitope Iyanda of  Biola Ladapo & Co legal practitioners and approved by Oyo State High Courts has been served to that effect.

The claimants, Mogaji Joseph Oluwole Olatubosun,  Mr Yisau Babajide Sadiku Ogundapo and Mr Muka Odunola Bello pray for an interlocutory injuction restraining the defendant, Olubadan of Ibadanland, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji from Installing  Mr Kayode Taiwo Alaka Opayinka as the mogaji of  Jagun Elesin Merindinlogun family of Kosodo area, Ibadan.

The claimant also pray that the court restrains Kayode Taiwo Opayinka from “parading himself, or authorizing or encouraging or allowing any publication causing himself  to be  addressed as  the Mogaji Opayinka”

Also, in an affidavit filed to support the motion, Mogaji Joseph Oluwole Olatunbosun of  the Ogundiran Olatubosun Ruling section claims that he was appointed as Mogaji Jagun Elesin Merindinlogun family on 23rd of October 2017 by the defendant, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1

He also added that the purported selection for appointmen of Mr. Kayode Alaka Opayinka of Jagun Elesin Merindinlogun family, Kosodo Area, Ibadan by Olubadan is Irregular and a violation of law, custom tradition and history of Ibadanland. it is therefore unconstitutional, illegal, arbitrary  discriminatory, null, void and of no effect whatsoever.

After seeking for an order restraining Olubadan from installing  Alaka Opayinka as Mogaji Opayinka Kosodo,  the claimant said ” if the  Ist defendant is not restrained, whatever the judgement of the honourable court enters on the suits will be rendered nugatory in view of the facts presented

Jagun Olatubosun, in a chat with our reporter hinted that Taiwo Alaka Opayinka is a customary tennants of Jagun Elesin Merindinlogun under the pretence of Opayinka Kosodo which falls in the same compound with Jagun Elesin merindinlogun in Kosodo

He alleged that  the installation will amount to having two Mogaji’s in the same compound. ” His generations had never  been Mogaji at the compound, but because the Olubadan of Ibadan has collected money in connection with Iyalode of Ibadan .

” I also heard that some businessmen who are ibadan indigenes are also in support of  this man to alter the history, tradition and culture of  the land”, he added.

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