An Osun State High Court sitting in Ikirun has restrained the Osun State Government from continuing the process of installing a new Akirun of Ikirun.
The court made this declaration while granting an interim injunction brought to it by Gboleru Ruling House.
Justice A. A. G. Onibokun ordered the State Government to exercise restraint not to accept any nomination from any other Ruling House outside Gboleru Ruling House.
Granting the reliefs sought by Messrs. Mudasiru Olatunji, Lukman Olatunji, Sunday Olatunji and Olalere Asunmo on behalf of Gboleru Ruling House, the judge contended that the 12 defendants including the Heads of Obaara and Adedeji ruling houses in the suit should exercise restraint pending the determination of the case.
The court order reads: “Leave is granted to the Plaintiffs/Applicants restraining the 1st and 2nd Defendants and the entire members of the Oba Ara and Adedeji ruling houses respectively, from participating in the process of the nomination of the person to fill the vacant stool of Akirun within the life of this Interim Injunction.
“An Order of Interim Injunction restraining the 6th-12th Defendants (the Kingmakers) from sitting, deliberating on and/or presenting any candidate for appointment into the vacant stool of Akirun of Ikirun Chieftaincy outside members from the Plaintiffs’ Gboleru family within the life of this Interim injunction.
“An Order of Interim Injunction is also granted restraining the 3rd, 4th and 5th Defendants, their agents or privies from accepting the nomination of, appointing or installing any candidate presented by the Oba-Ara Ruling House, the Adedeji Ruling House or any other Ruling House besides those nominated by the Plaintiffs Gboleru family, as the Akirun of Ikirun within the life of this Interim Injunction.”
Justice Onibokun adjourned hearing of the Motion on Notice to December 1, 2021.