Onipokia Obaship Tussle: Anxiety over plot to change trial judge - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

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Friday, 16 April 2021

Onipokia Obaship Tussle: Anxiety over plot to change trial judge

By Our Correspondent


There was palpable fear amongst the supporters of embattled Onipokia of Ipokia in Ipokia local govt area of Ogun state, Oba Yisa Olaniyan over rumour of possible change of the presiding judge of the Ipokia high court, Justice Sikiru Owodunni. 

SalientTimes gathered that some of the kingmakers who spoke to our correspondent on anonymity said if it's true, the outcome may not be in their interest. 

When pressed to make clarification on the statement, the Chiefs in separate interview said that the continuous delay in the commencement of the trial occasioned by the various objections of their counsel, may frustrate the efforts of the plaintiff whom they sure will fail in the court.


It will be recall that there were series of court matter  against the purported selection of Yisa Olaniyan as the new onipokia of Ipokia.
 
However, another prince of Iwaye dodo ruling house in the town denied knowledge of any change of judge as they did not notice any hostility by the judge towards their case. 

He said they have absolute confidence in the judiciary as the last hope of the common man.