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ICYMI: Court removes Afolabi Olaoye as Soun of Ogbomoso

ICYMI: Court removes Afolabi Olaoye as Soun of Ogbomoso
October 26
09:57 2023

A high court sitting in Ogbomoso in Oyo state has nullified the selection and installation of Afolabi Olaoye as the new Soun of Ogbomoso.

K.A. Adedokun, the presiding judge, on Wednesday ruled on an ex-parte motion filed by Kabir Olaoye, one of the contenders to the stool.

In September, Olaoye, a pastor with the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), was installed as the new Soun of Ogbomoso.

Olaoye was installed by kingmakers led by Sobalaje Otolorin at the palace.

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Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo, had approved the installation of Olaloye as the Soun.

But some members of the royal family opposed the installation.

Kabir, one of the contenders, approached the court to say Olaoye was not eligible for the position of Soun of Ogbomoso.

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He asked the court to nullify the installation and order the kingmakers to commence a fresh selection process.

In his ruling, Adedokun restrained Makinde and the government officials from issuing certificate of installation to Olaoye pending the final determination of the suit.

“Either by themselves, agents or officials, they are restrained from presenting any instrument of office in any form of ceremony or issuance of certificate of installation to Afolabi pending the hearing and final determination of the mandatory injunction already filed before the court,” he ruled.

The judge nullified the selection and installation of Afolabi as Soun and granted Kabir’s prayers for a fresh selection process.

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