Court Stops Governor Oyetola From Appointing New Iree Monarch

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has been stopped from announcing Prince Raphael Oluponle as the new Aree of Ireeland.

Justice I. Adeleke of the Osun State High Court sitting in Ikirun gave the order on Wednesday.

Also joining the suit instituted by Aree-in-Council were the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and the State Attorney General.

The plaintiffs, in their motion ex parte for interim injunction, ask the court to restrain the government from further action regarding the stool.

According to the court process obtained in Osogbo on Wednesday, an affidavit in support of the motion was filed on October 27, 2022.

In his ruling, Justice Adeleke ruled that further action regarding the Aree stool should be suspended by the respondents, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

“In the interest of justice, fairness, and the sanctity of judicial process, the defendants should stop further action on the appointment and installation of Aree of Iree pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice served on the defendants,” the order partly read.

The judge then adjourned the matter to November 22 for the hearing of the motion on notice.

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