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Ladoja’s suit against Olubadan review sent to Oyo CJ

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The suit filed by the Osi Olubadan of Ibadan land, High Chief Rashidi Ladoja, against the review of the Olubadan chieftaincy system review has been transferred to the state Chief Justice by Justice M.I. Sule of Oyo State High Court.

At the resumed hearing of the case on Tuesday, Justice Sule said she would not want to start the case because the court would proceed on vacation on September 12, 2017, noting that she had two rulings to give before the vacation.

According to her, the state CJ will take appropriate action on the matter.

Ladoja had petitioned the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, after he alleged that Justice Diran Akintola, who was earlier assigned the case, refused to hear an ex-parte application that would have stopped the commission established by Governor Abiola Ajimobi from sitting.

On August 21, 2017, both parties appeared before Justice Sule for the hearing of a contempt charge against Ajimobi and Justice Akintunde Boade, who was the chairman of the review commission.

Counsel for Ladoja, Mr Michael Lana, alleged on Tuesday that the state Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Oluwaseun Abimbola, refused to file the necessary processes.

He claimed that the action gave ample time for the installation of 21 kings by the governor. He said the action was carried out despite the fact that there was an advertisement in the newspaper. He said the action of the governor must not go unpunished.

Abimbola however said that an amendment of reliefs sought by Ladoja counsel affected the filing of processes. He accused Lana of taking action and making allegation based on sentiment.

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