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Olubadan‘s ‘Territorial’ Case Against Osun Dismissed (READ WHY)

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The Federal High Court  in Ibadan presided over by Justice Ayo Emmanuel has struck out the suit filed by the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji and others against the Osun State Government  and Iwo Local Government.

Oba Adetunji, Insight Oyo learnt, had approached the court over allegation that the paramount ruler of Ibadanland has native control over Ogburo town which is presently under the control of Iwo Local Government  in Osun State.

He also alleged that Lagelu  Local Government  Area in Oyo State has territorial jurisdiction over Ogburo and its environs that fall on the same side of Odo Oba river in Osun State.

Director of Litigation and Advisory Services, Osun State Ministry  of Justice, Jide Obisakin (Esq) who represents Osun State Government and others argued that the the Federal High Court has no jurisdiction to entertain the suit as the  matter is presently before the National Boundary Commission for adjudication.

Justice Emmanuel, in his ruling, therefore declined to entertain the suit filed by the Olubadan of Ibadan and thereby struck it out.

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