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Family denies out-of-court settlement on Ishagatedo kingship tussle

The Abiona family, one of the three ruling houses in Ishagatedo, has denied plans to settle oou-of-court the on-going court case against Rasaki Ishola Owodeyi, the present traditional ruler of Ishagatedo in Oshodi/Isolo Local Government Area, over illegal occupation of the throne.

Abiona family had dragged one Rasaki Ishola Owodeyi  to court over alleged illegal occupation of the seat by Awodeyi and for parading himself as the Baale.

The suit filed at the High Court of Lagos, Ikeja, with suit no: ID/62/2013 by Abiona Ruling Family, through Chief Fasesan Ayanbi and others as claimants, had Owodeyi, Oshodi/Isolo Local Government, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and Attorney General of the state as defendants.

Speaking on behalf of Abiona Family, Chief Fasesan Ayanbi, maintained that the case between Abiona family and Rasaki Ishola Owodeyi of Ishagatedo town was still in court, adding that it was only postponed because the initial presiding judge on the case was promoted.

“Now the case had been reassigned to another judge and date for hearing has been fixed.”

“Furthermore, we also use this medium to tell the general public that the fact of the case is between Rasaki Ishola Owodeyi and Abiona Family. We did not sue Ishagatedo community of Ishagatedo people. We are not disturbing the progress of our great town,” Ayanbi stated.

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