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Court Dismisses Suit Against Oluwo

By: Hameed Oyegbade
The case against the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi by his brother king, the Oluwo-Oke of Iwo-Oke, Oba Kadiri Adeoye has been dismissed by the court.
The Chief Magistrate of Court 1, Mrs Falilat Sodamade dismissed the case on Wednesday and sequel to the withdrawal of the suit filed by the plaintiff.
Counsel to Oluwo-Oke, Mr. Soji Oyetayo who was represented in the court by Mrs. Yusuf Oyedele said “we have filed the notice of discontinuance of this case in the application before the court.”
Counsel to Oluwo, Mr Olaide Yekin said the letter of discontinuance of the matter became necessary to give room for peace. He urged the court to give effect to the withdrawal of the application.
Magistarte Sodamade Falilat in her ruling granted the request of Oluwo-Oke to discontinue the matter and thereafter dismissed the case.
Speaking with journalists in the court premises shortly after the case, Oba Akanbi said “I wouldn’t have disrespected the court. There was misinformation in the whole episode. I have great respect for the judiciary. I have been encouraging the judiciary. I renovated the courts in Iwo with my personal money. I provided basic amenities for the courts in Iwo so that they would be functioning effectively. So, I have respect for the court.”

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