Oyo monarch, Eleruwa of Eruwa dethroned by Supreme Court

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Oyo monarch, Eleruwa of Eruwa dethroned by Supreme Court

 

The Supreme Court, on Friday, declared vacant the stool of a popular Oyo state monarch, the Eleruwa of Eruwa, Oba Samuel Adebayo Adegbola which has been on a long legal battle run for more than 21 years.

The monarch, who had earlier been dethroned by an Oyo State High Court on January 26, 2011, had approached the appellate court for an order to quash the verdict.

But giving the verdict on the matter in 2011, Justice Ladipo Abimbola of the appellate court affirmed that the processes that brought the monarch to the throne were irregular.

Hence, he declare them null and void; thereby ordering that Oba Adegbola should vacate the seat.

But dissatisfied with the judgement, the monarch filed an appeal and approached the Supreme Court which has now put an end to the legal tussle.

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