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Appeal Court Sacks Monarch in Ekiti

The Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti has upheld the decision of the Ekiti State High Court which nullified the selection and appointment of Owa of Odo Ayedun, Oba Ilesanmi Ajibade.

The Court in a unanimous desicion on Monday held that Ekiti State Govt was wrong to have counselled and immediately ordered for a fresh selection process since it has no absolute Power in law to do so.

In a Judgement read by a member Justice E. O Dawodu-williams the court validate the first selection process held on the second of November 2009 which produced Prince Kunle Adeniyi an assistant director in the state ministry of information as owa of odo Ayedun Ekiti.

Justice Dawodu Williams who resolved all the issues formulated for determination in the appeal against the appellant and in favour of the respondent Prince Adeniyi Adekunle affirmed the lower court judgement on the obaship tussle.

The Court further held that there was no evidence in before the court which showed that the Selection Process that produced the claimant was marred by violence as alleged by the appellant and dismissed the appeal for lack of merit.

Counsel to the appellant Mr Obafemi Adewale said they would proceed to supreme court to file an appeal against the judgement.

Counsel to the Respondent Claimant Mr john omidoyin described the judgement as a deserving one.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the case, which started 10 years ago, was first determined at an Ikole-Ekiti High Court on June 28, 2016.

The two children of Oba Ajibade, who refused to give their names, however, declined comment when accosted.

But Adeniyi, who was present in court, thanked the kingmakers for standing by him and the truth in the course of the entire judicial procedure.

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