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5 years after, deposed Deji of Akure seeks reinstatement

Five years after his dethronement as the Deji of Akure by the Ondo State government, Adesina Adepoju has instituted a case against the installation of…

Five years after his dethronement as the Deji of Akure by the Ondo State government, Adesina Adepoju has instituted a case against the installation of a new Deji.
He is challenging his dethronement by the state government and installation of Oba Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo as the Deji of Akure.
Adepoju, who appeared before the state High Court, yesterday, claimed that he was wrongly deposed by the state government and sought an order declaring him as the Deji of Akure.
Adepoju was dethroned on June 10, 2010, for allegedly assaulting one of his wives, late Mrs Bolanle Adepoju in the public. He was banished to a location within the state before he left the country for the United States of America.
His removal paved way for the installation of late Oba Adebiyi Adesida in 2010 as the 46th Deji of Akure‎ and his daughter was installed the Regent of the city after his death.
Counsel to the deposed monarch, Mr Olalekan Ojo told the court that the monarch has right to the throne and wondered why a new monarch was installed.
The Chief Judge of the state, Justice Olaseinde Kumuyi, who presided over the matter, adjourned further hearing till December 8, 2015.
Adepoju, who left the court in a convoy, danced to his family compound located at Odo Ijoka Street, Akure, where he addressed loyalists.
But later in the day, there was tension in Akure, following rumour that the deposed Deji of Akure, Adepoju, was arrested and quizzed by detectives from the state police command, after leaving the court.
But the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph, denied the rumour, saying, “the man has not committed any offence to warrant his arrest by the police.”
He said the presence of policemen on the streets and around the residence of the deposed monarch was to ensure security of lives and property.
“The police have a right to prevent hoodlums from hijacking the situation to perpetrate dastardly act,” he said.

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