Judgement in the case instituted by the Osi Olubadan of Ibadan land, Rashidi Ladoja, against the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi and others on the review of the Olubadan chieftaincy declaration, would be delivered on January 19, 2018.
This was fixed yesterday after an Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, listened to arguments of the affected parties.
In the suit numbered M/317/2017, Ladoja is praying the court to restrain the Justice Boade Commission set up by the governor to review the Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration of 1959 from sitting, accepting any memorandum or in any way taking any step in furtherance of its assignment, pending the determination of a motion on notice in respect of the subject.
The Otun Olubadan, High Chief Lekan Balogun, was a co-claimant in the case but later withdrew from it and became a crowned monarch according to the recommendation of the commission.
Ladoja is also praying the court to set aside the report of the commission on the review of the chieftaincy declaration.
After listening to the submission of Ladoja’s counsel, Michael Lana, that of Ajimobi, Mallam Yusuf Alli (SAN), and Justice Boade’s counsel, Seun Abimbola, who is the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Oyo State, the presiding judge, Justice Olajumoke Aiki, picked the date for judgment.