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Royal Tussle: Family drags Abiodun, kingmakers to court over ‘imposition’

The Amororo Ruling House of Ipara-Remo in Ogun State has dragged Governor Dapo Abiodun; the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs,..

The Amororo Ruling House of Ipara-Remo in Ogun State has dragged Governor Dapo Abiodun; the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Afolabi Afuape, and kingmakers to court over alleged imposition of Oba Taiwo Taiwo Onipara as the new king of the town.

The Royal family in a suit marked HCS/90/2021 claimed that Oba Taiwo is not a member of Amororo Ruling House and is not entitled to have participated in the nomination exercise of the Onipara of Ipara Chieftaincy.

The head of the royal family, Adetimeyin Gbowowa, and four others maintained that the process leading to the selection of Oba Taiwo for the vacant stool was null and void.

The royal family also noted that the selection process conducted by the kingmakers was contrary to the native law and custom of Ipara-Remo.”

The plaintiffs sought a perpetual injunction restraining Oba Taiwo from parading and holding himself out as the Onipara of Ipara-Remo.

It prayed the court for an order directing the state government to set in motion, another nomination and selection exercise towards the filing of the vacant stool of Onipara of Ipara Remo.

The case was mentioned before Justice Nasiru Agbelu of the Ogun State High Court sitting in Sagamu yesterday but was adjourned till November 23 for hearing.

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