By Daud Olatunji
IJEBU-ODE—An Ogun State high court sitting in Ijebu-Ode, yesterday, struck out a suit challenging the position of the founder of the First City Monument Bank, FCMB, Otunba Subomi Balogun, as head, Fusengbuwa Ruling House, one of the ruling houses in Ijebu where an Awujale of Ijebuland is selected.
Justice Aderonke Asenuga, while delivering judgment said: “The Court relies on the evidences given by the Awujale and paramount ruler of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona and hereby resolved in favour of Balogun who was the first defedant in the suit.”
The suit was filed by Otunba Abdul-Lateef Owoyemi, Prince Rasaq Akeju, Prince Yisau Ajidagba, Prince Adeleke Adeyemi and one other on behalf of themselves and Fusengbuwa Ruling House against the founder of FCMB, Otunba Balogun and others.
Otunba Abdul-Lateef Owoyemi and other claimants are claiming that he (Owoyemi) is the right and legitimate person to occupy the position of the Olori – Ebi of Fusengbuwa Ruling House and prayed the court to declare him as such.
They approached the court to challenge Otunba Subomi Balogun who is also a member of the Fusengbuwa Ruling House over the alleged manner he emerged as the Head, Olori-Ebi, of the family after the death of the last Olori – Ebi, Prince Adebisi Adeyemi.