The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has dragged Governor Abiola Ajimobi, 21 new Obas, attorney general and commissioner for justice and commissioner for local government and chieftaincy matters over their involvements in the crowning of new kings in Ibadan on August 27, 2017.
The government had elevated and installed 8 high chiefs as well as 13 Baales to kingship status.
In the suit with file number I/1077/2017, which was filed at High Court of Justice, Oyo State on September 19, 2017, the Olubadan is claiming that the governor violated the Chiefs Laws CAP 28 of the state, saying that Ajimobi does not possess the power and authority to confer anybody the right to wear a beaded crown and coronet.
The Olubadan is also claiming that the crowning of the kings is illegal and void since the governor did not consult with the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs.
He is seeking an order setting aside the Gazette Numbers 14 and 15 of Volume 42 of August 23 and 24, 2017 made by the governor and which conferred the right to wear crown and coronet on the elevated high chiefs and Baales.
The monarch therefore prays the court to set aside the installation of the new kings.