Court Sacks Akire of Ikire
An Osun State High Court sitting in Ikire, Irewole local government area has held that Oba Olatunde Falabi has no legal right to occupy the seat of Akire of Ikire.
Prince Tajudeen Olanrewaju of Aketula ruling house had filed a suit against the installation of Falabi on the ground that he was not entitled to the throne as at the time of his installation based on the 1958 Akire Chieftaincy Declaration.
The presiding judge, Justice A. B. AbdulKareem, in his ruling, held that 8th defendant’s ruling house; Aketula is entitled to succeed Oba Oyegunle and not Falabi.
The plaintiff also maintained that he committed no offence warranting his removal and consequently sought for declarative and injunctive reliefs from removing him as the Akire of Ikire.
Justice AbdulKareem held that Oba Olatunde Falabi has no legal right to succeed Oba Oyegunle and to continue to remain in office as the Akire of Ikire.