Seriki Royal lineage sues dead people over Olubadan throne

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Balogun Saliu Adetunji touted to be the next Olubadan
‎Oyo State Chief Judge, Mukhtar‎ Abimbola has commenced the hearing of a suit filed by Seriki Royal lineage against the Olubadan-in-Council over the appointment of a new Olubadan of Ibadanland.
However, as the case commenced, counsel to the council, Mr. Michael Folorunso Lana told the court that the plaintiffs had instituted a case against dead people, adding that all the defendants in the case except Chief Saliu Adetunji, Balogun of Ibadanland who Olubadan-in-Council has approved to succeed the former Olubadan, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade 1, ‎are dead.
Responding, counsel to Seriki Royal lineage, Mr Abideen Adeniran, said they could exclude those who are dead through a motion he had already prepared.
The defendants in the case include Oba Samuel Odulana, Chief Omowale Kuye‎, Chief Adeleke Ajani, Chief Saliu Adetunji and Busari Alarape.
The applicants’ counsel‎ was about to present a motion to the court when the other counsel told the court that he just took over the case and would require some days to react to the motion.
Mr. Adeniran said his learned colleague was just using delay tactics, adding that he had served all the necessary processes six days ago, wondering how much time it would take his learned colleague to react to it.
The court insisted ‎that counsel to Olubadan was right to say he would need to study it and react.
Before the adjournment of the case till 16 February, 2016, there was a hot legal tussle between the two counsel before they could agree on the next adjourned date.
While the counsel to Seriki asked the court for a short adjournment date, the counsel to Olubadan-in-Council wanted the sitting to be adjourned to March which the other counsel objected to.
While objecting, he begged the court to consider a short adjournment date because of the …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper