A State High Court judge, Justice A. Aderemi on Tuesdat sets aside all gazettes that elevated and coronated crown-wearing obas in Ibadanland.
This is coming more than two years after former Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, elevated the Ibadan chiefs.
According to The PUNCH, in the suit no. M/317/2017, between Ladoja as claimant and Governor of the state with retired Justice Akintunde Boade for himself and on behalf of all members of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Olubadan chieftaincy, as defendants, put seal on the terms of reference brought before it.
The judgement read by Justice Aderemi reads; “that all the gazettes affecting the chieftaincy laws of Ibadan land particularly gazette Nos.14 Vol.42 of 23rd August 2017;15 Vol 42of 24 August 2017 and 3 Vol 43 of 29th March 2018 and the subsequent elevation of High Chiefs and Baales in Ibadanland as Obas during the pendency of this suit be and are hereby set aside.
“That the right to wear beaded crowns and coronets granted by the state government during the pendency of the suit, are hereby revoked.
“That the 1st defendant shall take steps to reconcile all parties involved in the chieftaincy matters to foster unity and harmony in the protection of the tradition of Ibadan land as relates to the chieftaincy laws of Ibadan land,” the judge added
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