May 7, 2024

Court rules over Osi-Ekiti stool tussle

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By Rotimi Ojomoyela

ADO-EKITI—THE legal tussle between Arubiojo, Onifishin and Akombo, Alawe Ruling Houses over the Olosi of Osi-Ekiti stool has ended after several years of legal battle.

The High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti struck out the suit brought by the Akombo and Alawe Ruling Houses while ruling in favour of Arubiojo and Onifishin Ruling Houses to the Olosi of Osi-Ekiti stool.

While delivering his judgment last Friday, Justice Ogundana held that the making of Olosi of Osi-Ekiti Chieftaincy Declaration 2016 was made in line with extant rules.

The Judge declared that the suit as initiated by the Akombo and Alawe Ruling Houses was not only an abuse of court process but also judicial rascality.

The court ruled in favour of Arubiojo and Onifishin Ruling Houses.

He struck out the suit on the basis of the fact that all the issues brought before his court has been decided by the Ekiti State High Court in two previous suits with one of them affirmed by the Court of Appeal.

Recall that the issue had been a subject of litigation in the High Court twice and one Appeal all decided in favour of Arubiojo and Onifisin Ruling Houses.

Reacting to the judgement, Bishop Ademakinwa Alabi of the Arubiojo Ruling House said that victory is for all Osi people and called on the entire Omoowa to bury the hatchet and work together for the progress of the town.