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Court sacks Ooni of Ife’s second-in-command, orders installation of new chief in 21 days

– A high court in Osun has given its verdict on the installation of Idowu Adediwura as the second-in-command to the Ooni of Ife

– In its ruling on Wednesday, December 11, the court said that Adediwura’s installation was against the provisions of Ife chieftaincy declaration of 1957

– The court, presided over by Justice Foluke Awolalu, ruled that a new chief should be made to occupy the office in 21 days

Idowu Adediwura, the second-in-command to the Ooni of Ife, has been sacked by a high court in Osogbo presided over by Justice Foluke Awolalu.

The verdict, delivered on Wednesday, December 11, came after Abayomi Elugbuji filed a suit that kicked against Adediwura’s rise to the office, The Cable reports.

In the suit, Elugbuji’s lawyer, Babafemi Akande, said that the installation of Adediwura contravened the provisions of Ife chieftaincy declaration of 1957.

The judge ruled that based on the said declaration, it was not the turn of Ajagbusiekun, Adediwura’s house, to produce the next bearer of the title and ordered that rightful holder of the office should be installed in not more than 21 days.

Idowu Adediwura: Court sacks Ooni of Ife’s second-in-command

In the suit, Elugbuji’s lawyer, Babafemi Akande, said that the installation of Adediwura contravened the provisions of Ife chieftaincy declaration of 1957.
Source: UGC

Reacting to the ruling, Akande said: “The law is very clear, nobody is above the law and no one is below it. So, the judge gave the judgment in accordance with the dictates of the law.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a massive thunderbolt had reportedly killed 17 cows in the Iba of Ifelodun local government area of Osun state.

The bolt strike occurred on Friday evening, November 22, when the cows returned from grazing.

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The mysterious incident was confirmed by the head of the Fulanis, Chief Jimoh Saliu, who disclosed that the incident happened at a place called Gaa-fulani, their abode in the town.

He said some of the Fulanis who were affected by the lightning have been taken for receiving medical treatment in undisclosed hospitals.

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