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Court stops Ogun monarch from parading self

An   Ogun   State   High Court sitting in Isabo has restrained a traditional ruler, Oba  Najeem Aromaye   from parading himself as the Oniro of Iro  in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State pending the determination of a substantive suit.

The embattled monarch was reportedly   installed by the state government on September 16,   despite  the order of interlocutory injunction   restraining  the government from doing so.

The Presiding judge, justice   Oluwagbenga  Ogunfowora, who granted   the request of the claimants on the interlocutory injunction, ordered that the first defendant to stop  parading himself as the new Oniro of Iro pending the final determination of the suit.

The claimants   Sikiru Adebari and Kamoru Adebari who claimed to be the head and secretary of the ruling family respectively   disowned the embattled monarch, saying he is not a member of Oleyo family.

The judge while  granting the request for an order for interlocutory injunction,   restrained the state government , the Alake of Egbaland,  Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, the regency and council Chiefs from recognising the first   defendant as the new Oniro   of   Iro.

He also granted an order   for interlocutory injunction restraining   the first defendant from parading himself as Oniro of Iro pending the final determination of the suit.
The court also ordered that the king-makers, the regency council and council of Chiefs  should not perform the formalities that would lead to the defendant’s installation as Oniro of Iro.

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