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Supreme Court Sacks Eleruwa of Eruwa, Samuel Adegbola After 21 Years

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By Richard Thomas, Ibadan

The Supreme Court of Nigeria, on Friday, removed the Eleruwa of Eruwa, Samuel Adegbola, insideoyo.com reports.

Following the ruling, the Eleruwa stool is now vacant.

The monarch, who was dethroned by an Oyo State High Court on January 26, 2011, had approached the appellate court for an order to quash the verdict.

Giving the verdict in 2011, Justice Ladipo Abimbola affirmed that the processes that brought the monarch to the throne were irregular, declaring them null and void; and thus ordered that Mr. Adegbola vacates the seat.

Dissatisfied with the judgement, the monarch filed an appeal, which was dismissed on Monday.

The appeal, filed by Mr. Adegbola and six others against James Idowu and four others, was sequel to the judgment of Justice Abimbola, which he faulted the way he got to the throne.

Mr. Adegbola emerged the Eleruwa in 1998, following the death of his predecessor, Bolanle Olaniyan, in 1994. In dethroning Mr. Adegbola, the High Court ruled that his selection, nomination and approval by the state government were irregular, null and void.

 

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