The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola has re-assigned the case filed by the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji against the review of the Ibadan Chieftaincy laws by Governor Abiola Ajimobi to another judge.
The Governor had at the last hearing of the case before Justice Olajumoke Aiki of Court 10, sought the transfer of the case to another judge based on a judgement delivered by the presiding judge on a similar case, which was not in favor of the government.
The case which was due for ruling on the preliminary objections could not come up, Friday, as many of those who had stormed the Court were disappointed when they had of the development.
Sources hinted that the case had been transferred to Court 8 of the State High Court presided over by Justice Ogungbola.
The sources added that the implication of the development was that, the case will now start afresh.
More so, the case which was supposed to be mentioned Friday morning at the newly reassigned court could also not hold due to what the source described as “some unforseen circumstances” but adjourned till April 3rd, 2018.
Some of the counsels who were in court confirmed the transfer of the case and expressed confidence in the ability of Justice Adegbola to do justice on the matter.
The lead counsel to the claimant, Adeniyi Ajewole said his client has no issue with the transfer of the case adding that Oba Adetunji has absolute confidence in the court.