The Oyo State High Court, Eruwa Judicial Division has nullified the appointment of Abdullateef Olawuyi Olagoke as Baale of Lanlate.
Insideoyo.com learnt that the Baale Olagoke has appealed the ruling.
Stool tussle between two ruling houses (Bioku and Oguntayi) has reached more than 18 years.
Amid the crisis, the Oyo state government, in a letter dated February 13, 2012, installed Olagoke of Bioku house as the Baale of the town following the controversial deposition of Sunday Olusegun Bolawale Oladejo.
But last Friday, December 7, 2018, Justice B.A Taiwo, delivering judgement in a suit filed by Oladejo and three others, held that Olagoke’s installation was “unlawful, illegal, null and void”. It also nullified Olagoke’s deposition also describing it as “unlawful, illegal, null and void” and “a breach of the right of the claimants to fair hearing.”
The court also restrained the state government and its agencies from recognizing Olagoke as the Baale of Lanlate and also restrained him from parading himself as the Baale of Lanlate also known as Onilala of Lanlate.
The government was then ordered to reinstate Oladejo to his position as Baale of Lanlate an restore all the rights, privileges and entitlements attached to his office.