September 21, 2020
Judiciary

Royal Tussle: Court Grants Agbowu’s Motion on Oluwo’s Appearance

An Osogbo Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has granted the motion ex-parte of the Agbowu of Ogbaagba, Oba Dhikirullahi Akinropo to file an application to compel the appearance of Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi before the court over an alleged assault. 

The motion ex-parte which was filed by counsel to the Agbowu, Mr Soji Oyetayo dated 27th of February 2020 was filed pursuant to section 35(1) of the criminal procedure, Law of Osun State, 2002. 

In the suit no: MOS/M84/2020, the Chief Magistrate, Mr Olusegun Ayilara, in his ruling, granted the applicant’s motion to apply for an order to compel Oluwo to appear before it over the matter. 

After the proceeding, the counsel to Agbowu, Mr Soji Oyetayo addressing journalists said, the motion that was filed in respect of leave was the order that was granted by the court today. 

The Agbowu had last week filed a writ of summons before an Osun High Court, seeking damage of 100 million naira from Oluwo over the assault meted to him before the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 11.

This latest application before a Magistrate court is seeking a criminal trial of the monarch for the offence of assault. Adenitan Akinola

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