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Supreme Court Ends 21 Years Reign Of Eleruwa Of Eruwa, Oba Adegbola

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Twenty-one years after he ascended the throne of his forefathers, Supreme Court has sacked the Eleruwa of Eruwa, Oba Samuel Adegbola on Friday.

Recall that an Oyo State High Court had on January 26, 2011 removed the monarch but not satisfied with the judgment, he appealed against the judgement at Appeal Court, the judgment also went against him until Friday that the Apex Court upheld the judgment of the lower Courts.

The sacked monarch was installed as the Eleruwa in 1998 by the Oyo State Government amidst protracted protests by members of the rightful ruling house after the last Eleruwa, the late Oba Bolanle Olaniyan, who is from the Akalako ruling house who passed away on May 1, 1994.

Although his nomination and selection by the kingmakers were challenged by the Laribikusi house, which argued that he was not a member of the ruling arm, but belonged to Akalako where the previous king emerged, the state government went ahead to inaugurate him, resulting into legal action since then.

Those who challenged the authenticity of Adegbola’s claims to the throne are Mr. James Olatunde Idowu and Alhaji Ajao.

Joined in the suit besides Adegbola are the Governor of Oyo State, the Attorney General of the State, Ibarapa Local Government, Chief Jacob Adewusi, Chief Femi Atanda, Chief Idowu Okeowo, Chief E. Ojebisi and Mr. Kasali

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