A suit filed by Chief Adebayo Oyediji, against the installation of Oba Saliu Adetunji, as the Olubadan of Ibadan land was yesterday Jan. 10, adjourned till Feb. 12, 2018, for further hearing.
Chief Oyediji of Seriki chieftaincy line alongside Chief Olalekan Fakunle, Chief Rasheed Abinupagun, and Chief Gabriel Amao were against the installation of Oba Adetunji by Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State.
The Oyo State High Court sitting presided over by Justice Moshood Abass on Wednesday adjourned the case till Feb.12, 2018 for further hearing of the suit. though all processes needed in prosecuting the case had been filed by both parties, the counsel to the respondents were not present in court. Abass then ordered that hearing notices be duly served them.
The claimants’ counsel, Adebayo, had earlier said that the counsel to Olubadan and the Oyo State Government’s counsel, were trying to delay the matter because they were present in court on the last adjourned date of Dec. 15, 2017, where Jan.10 was agreed for this sitting and So ‘they cannot justify their not being in Court today’, He said.
It has earlier been reported that the claimants are claiming that it was the turn of Seriki chieftaincy line to produce the next Olubadan following the demise of the immediate past monarch, against the appointment of the present Oba Adetunji by Gov. Ajimobi of Oyo State which they claimed was unlawful.
They also challenge the System of the ascession of the Olubadan throne for sidelining their family (Seriki) line and limiting it only to the Olubadan chieftaincy and Balogun chieftaincy lines.