Ikorodu Kingship Tussle: Ambode, Oba Shotobi, others face contempt proceeding

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Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos State GovernorIkorodu Kingship Tussle: Ambode, Oba Shotobi, others face contempt proceeding
Henry Ojelu
One of the contenders of the Ikorodu royal throne, Odupitan Adeniyi Eniola has commenced contempt proceeding against the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode for allegedly disobeying a court order stopping the coronation of Chief Kabiru Shotobi as the new oba.
Justice Olabisi Ogungbesan of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja had last week halted the coronation ceremony to fill the vacant stool of Ayangburen, the traditional ruler of Ikorodu Kingdom.
The ceremony to crown the new Ayangburen, which had been scheduled for Saturday, August 15, 2015, was however halted by Justice Ogungbesan following an experte proceeding file by Odupitan.
In her ruling, Justice Ogungbesan had restrained Ambode or anyone acting under his authority from going ahead to crown the Odofin of Ikorodu, Chief Kabiru Shotebi, as the new Ayangburen of Ikorodu Kingdom.
The judge also restrained Shotebi from either “presenting himself for coronation” or “parading himself as the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, or actualising any recognition thereon as such, or exercising any of the Ayangburen royal functions”, pending the determination of a suit filed by Odupitan Eniola, from the Lambo branch of the Lasunwon chieftaincy family of Ikorodu Kingdom.
The coronation ceremony, however, reportedly held last Saturday as scheduled.
Irked by the development, Odupitan through his lawyer has filed a notice of consequences of disobedience of order of court against Governor Ambode, Chief Shotobi.
Other mentioned in the notice of disobedience of court orders dated August 19, includes; Chief Zacheus Oludele Odusoga, Afolabi Adekanyaoja, Karimu Ore, Kolawole Adaraloye, Ikorodu Local Government and Secretary, Ikorodu Chieftaincy Committee.
Also mentioned were the Permanent Secretary & Solicitor General, Lagos Ministry of Justice and the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office, Lagos.
Governor Ambode, has however urged the. court to reverse the order it made las …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper