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Court asks IG to probe Alaafin
Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi

A Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Monday granted an order of mandamus compelling the Inspector-General of Police, to investigate alleged criminal activities levelled against the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.

Delivering ruling in the suit number FHC/IB/CS/54/2014 on Monday, Justice Ayo Emmanuel said he was granting the prayers of the applicants since the respondents did not challenge the contents of a 17-paragraph affidavit filed by the applicants in support of their motion.

Justice Emmanuel said, “Pursuant to order 34 rules 3(4) of the Federal High Court rules and under the inherent jurisdiction of this honourable court, the prayers are hereby granted.”

The applicants, Jacob Oluokun and Sulaimon Ishola, had prayed the court to compel the IGP to investigate the Alaafin in a petition submitted to the IGP dated March 18, 2014 and delivered to the IG on April 17, 2014.

Counsel for the applicants, Mr. Abiodun Abdul-Raheem, had adopted a four-page written address to support the claims of the applicants.

The suit was registered on July 7, 2014, while the court sat on the matter on October 6, November 29, December 4 and entered its ruling on December 15, 2014.

While reacting to the ruling, the Chief Press Secretary to Alaafin, Azeez Fehintola, said the ruling was strange to the monarch as the defendant did not know anything about it.

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