The Kogi State High Court today has affirmed Owoniyi as Obaro of Kabba and Chairman, Okun Traditional Council.
The Court was delivered following the surprise and sudden withdrawal of the case by the claimant (Ilajo Clan) against the appointment of Chief Solomon Owoniyi.
Rather than continue with the case, the counsel to the claimant, Peter Abah made a tactical withdrawal, as he said he’s withdrawing the case following “Error” he dedected in the suit he filed.
Counsel to the defendant and the state government who were conjoined in the suit did not oppose the oral motion but prayed the court to grant them N1million and N200,000 respectively for time wasting on the part of the claimant. The judge, Justice Gwatana ruled in favour of the oral application struck out the case and charged the claimant N10,000 and N5,000 to be paid to the defendants respectively.