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Court Orders Ondo Monarch To Present Certificate Of Office

An Akure Magistrate Court has ordered the Olugele of Ugele community in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Clement Aladegbaye Falodun to present his certificate as a monarch to the court.

This was consequent upon the litigation against him at the lower court and Appeal Court simultaneously, over destruction of Federal Government properties worth N830 million.

Falodun appeared before the court on Wednesday on six count charges, which also included unlawful possession of Federal College of Agriculture, Akure (FECA) land, without obtaining Order and Writ of Possession.

The Magistrate, Mrs. A.I Ajayi, who gave the ruling said the court has jurisdiction on the case, but granted the monarch bail on self-recognition after he had pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

She ordered the accused person to furnish the court with a copy of the certificate confirming him as the Oba of Ugele and swear to the affidavit, attaching copies of photographs to the affidavit.

Meanwhile, the Court of Appeal in Akure, had dispelled all insinuations by the defendant that there was no appeal against the verdict, which dispossessed FECA more than half of its land.

This was against the Akure High Court judgment, Suit No: AK/279/2012 between the appellants: the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Abuja and FECA, while Oba Falodun, is the respondent.

Source: TML News

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