The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola has re-assigned the case filed by the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji against the review of the Ibadan Chieftaincy laws by Governor Abiola Ajimobi to another judge.
The case which was due for ruling on the preliminary objections could not come up on Friday. According to sources, the case might have been transfered to Justice Ogungbol of Court 8.
At the last hearing of the case before Justice Olajumoke Aiki of Court 10, the governor sought the transfer of the case to another judge based on the outcome of the last judgement on a related case which did not favour the government.
The last judgement was the one filed by the Osi Olubadan which nullified the review carried out.
Some of the counsels who were in court confirmed the transfer of the case and expressed confidence in the ability of Justice Adegbola to do justice on the matter.
The lead counsel to the claimant, Adeniyi Ajewole said his client has no issue with the transfer of the case adding that Oba Adetunji has absolute confidence in the court.