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Ibadan New Obas May Lose Crown As Makinde Files For Out-of-court Settlement



The Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde has reportedly approached the court for out-of-court settlement in the crisis rocking the Olubadan-in-council over elevation of high chiefs in Ibadan.

Latest Nigeria News Report that state government approached the Court of Appeal, Ibadan on Tuesday August 20, 2019 to enlist the litigation between the state government and the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji and the Osi Olubadan, Senator Rashidi Ladoja.

If successfully, gathered that the 21 elevated high chiefs and new Ibadan Obas may lose their crown as the lower court judgment which declared the Olubadan review null and void holds way.

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Justice Olajumoke Aiki of an Oyo State High Court delivered the judgment on January 19, 2018, and declared that the Justice Akintunde Boade-led Judicial Commission of Enquiry that reviewed the 1957 Olubadan Chieftaincy Declaration and other Related Chieftaincies in Ibadanland as unconstitutional, illegal, null, void and of no effect.

But the administration of Ajimobi appealed the judgment, giving 11 grounds why the judgment of the lower court should be upturned, asking the higher court to set aside the ruling and judgment of the Oyo State High Court, an order that would uphold his preliminary objections raised against Senator Rashidi Ladoja, as well as an order that will dismiss the case in its entirety.