Osun: Stop parading yourself as monarch again, rights group tells “Akesin-Ora”


… Insists parties need to comply with Supreme Court order

A human rights company in Nigeria, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has actually encouraged today well-known in Ifedayo Samuel Oladoye IdowuLocal Government location of Osun State,Mr(Oba?) , to stop parading himself as monarch, discussing that the Supreme Court of Justice had earlier nulified the Obaship tittle of ” ” in its ruling of the first day of September,1995 by acknowledging “Akesin” as among the Chiefs of Oba Asaoni of Ora-IgbominaKingdom

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The rights group firmly insisted that all the parties( consisting of Osun State Government and Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers) in the Obaship matter need to comply with the judgement of the Supreme Court, keeping in mind that the guideline of law should be followed to the letter and obedience to the Court order should be overall.

In a signed statement by CHRSJ’s Executive Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi,Alimi Sulaiman and copies were offered to newsmen on Wednesday, explained the disobedience to the Court order by the parties as gross abuse of guideline of law and identical to the contempt of the SupremeCourt

It promptedMr Samuel Idowu to stop poking finger into the eyes of the law by stopping parade himself as Oba in Osun State, Southwest, Nigeria and beyond.

The statement implicated the authority worried of playing politics with the application of the Supreme Court ruling given that 1995, regreting the Injustice metted out to the people interested in the Chieftaincy matter.

It would be remembered that the supposed Chieftaincy tittle of “” called for the establishing of Aboderin Commission of Enquiry by the then Government of Oyo( now Osun) State in 1976 and the report of the Enquiry caused series of legal fight in between theparties

In its report, the Aboderin Commission of Enquiry discovered and developed that the is not an Oba and for that reason, he is not by custom certified to use a beaded crown since he is just one of the Asaoni’sChiefs

But “” was not pleased with the Aboderin Commission of Enquiry and after that, approached the Oyo State High Court being in Ibadan to challenge the report of Aboderin Commission ofEnquiry

The matter went on to the Court of Appeal, Ibadan Division and the matter ultimately landed in the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1989, upon which the last judgement was provided by the Apex Court in favour of Asaoni Chieftaincy tittle.

The Supreme Court in the suit No: SC.256/1989, provided a bought that the “” should not be acknowledged as “Oba” and not to broach using a beaded crown under Chiefs Law of OsunState

And the judgement of the case was consequently reported in the Nigeria Weekly Law Report as The Governor of Oyo State (now Osun State) V. Folayan(1995) 8 NWLR( Pt413)292

CHRSJ examinations exposed that the Supreme Court judgement confined the findings and suggestions of the Aboderin Commission of Enquiry in a lead Judgement provided by Justice AbubakarWali

Investigation likewise exposed thatMr Idowu Samuel and his supposed Chiefs have actually been fraudulently gathering wages from the handbag of State Government of Osun, including that paying such wages and allowances to someone who was not understood to law was a grievious infraction of the Supremacy of our Constititution as consisted of in Section 235 and 287 of the 1999 Constititution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria(as changed).

CHRSJ mentioned that amount of over Seven Hundreds Million Naira (N700,000,000 k) of Osun State taxpayers cash have actually been fraudulentely gotten by the supposed occupier of the “” and his prohibited Chiefs after the Supreme Court ruling of 1995 which was not just criminal in nature however an affront versus the decision of Supreme Court ofNigeria

The rights company revealed that the anti- corruption firms,Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission( ICPC) would quickly be hired to examine such monetaryCrimes

It included that every Nigerian knowledgeable about what took place just recently in Eleruwa’s Chieftaincy matter in Oyo State where the deposed monarch instantly vacated the Palace he was unlawfully inhabited for more than twenty years without even awaiting any Gazette at all.

It for that reason prompted the State Government under the watch of Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola to execute the Supreme Court judgement as gazetted by the Government of Osun State on fourth of September,2003 in the No.8. Volume 13,as part of result of the State Executive Council conference of 29 th day of August,2003, in the interest of peace and justice.

“As a responsible and responsive human rights organization and believer in the rule of law, we would not continue fold our arms and allow the wheel of justice to be scuttled by those who pretends to be custodian of Temple of justice.We will soon do the needful to ensure that Supreme Court judgement on the subject matter is implemented within the shortest period of time”, the group sent.



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