The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has sued the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi and 23 other people, over their involvements in the crowning of 21 kings in Ibadan on August 27, 2017
Joined in the suit are the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters in the state, the eight high chiefs which were elevated to kings, along with the Baales which were conferred with kingship position.
In the suit with file number I/1077/2017, that was filed at High Court of Justice, Oyo State on September 19, 2017, the Olubadan is claiming that the governor violated the Chiefs Laws CAP 28 of the state, stating that Ajimobi does not have the power and authority to confer anyone the right to wear a beaded crown and coronet,Daily Post reports.
The Olubadan is also claiming that the crowing of the kings is illegal and void since the governor did not consult with the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs.
He is seeking an order setting aside the Gazette Numbers 14 and 15 of Volume 42 of August 23 and 24, 2017 made by the governor and which conferred the right to wear crown and coronet on the elevated high chiefs and Baales.
The monarch therefore prays the court to set aside the installation of the new kings.