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Onipokia stool: Counsel berates colleagues over attempt to delay justice

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The Ogun State High Court sitting in Ipokia local government area of Ogun State on Tuesday adjourned hearing on the suit challenging the alleged imposition of a non indigene, one Yisa Olaniyan by the kingmakers as Onipokia of Ipokia.

The Presiding judge, Justice Sikiru Owodunni had earlier fixed Tuesday to hear applications filed by the three counsels that represented parties in the suit.

But there was a mild disagreement when the State counsel informed the court that a new application had just been filed, a move that generated a sort of reaction from the plaintiff counsel.


Counsel to Prince Akeem Bankole Oyewole  Oyelegbin, Chief Segun Mewehin, saw the move as an attempt to unnecessarily delay the hearing on the substantive suit.

It will be recalled that the Iwaye Dodo ruling house had approached the court challenging  the imposition of a non indigene, one Yisa Olaniyan by few kingmakers contrary to1956 chieftaincy declaration and a valid court order restraining the process of selection of the new Onipokia of Ipokia.


Earlier the presiding judge had announced his inability to hear the matter that day due to another engagement, but fixed March 30th, 2021 to enable the counsel to the plaintiff respond to  all the objections.