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Modakeke Chieftaincy Tussle: Court fixes Feb 18 for hearing

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Osun State High Court sitting in Modakeke, Osun State on Thursday adjourned the hearing into Modakeke chieftaincy tussle till February 18, 2021, for definite hearing.

Five members of different royal families – Prince Oyediran Ige, Prince Olawale Basiru, Prince Akinsanya Azeez, Prince Ajani Suleiman and Prince Adedokun Adegboye – who are the plaintiffs had in 2018 dragged Osun State government to court over the selection process of the current Ogunsua of Modakeke, Oba Moses Oladejo Oyediran.

Others joined in the suit as co-defendants include the Balogun ruling house; the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi; Chief Moses Oladejo, President, Modakeke Progressives Union, Mr Rufus Odegbemi and the Osun State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.

When the matter came up for hearing, counsel to the plaintiff, Dapo Adekunle applied to the court to begin the hearing of the matter.

The hearing of the case, however, suffered a setback when a Principal State Counsel, M.R Faremi holding brief for Muyiwa Ogunleye for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th defendants prayed for short adjournment on the ground that the substantial counsel is indisposed presently and that he just got the case file.

Similarly, Dokun Odemuyiwa holding brief for counsel to the 5th and 7th defendants, Goke Akinrotimi announced the absence of the Balogun ruling house and applied for an adjournment.

The presiding judge, Justice L.A Adegoke granted the application of the defendant’s counsel and adjourned the matter till February 18, 2021, for definite hearing.

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