An Osun State Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Osogbo, on Friday granted an ex-parte motion, compelling the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi to appear before it in a suit instituted against him by the Agbowu of Ogbaagba, Oba Dhikirulahi Akinropo over alleged assault.
When the matter came up before the court presided over by Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara, Oluwo was not in court and was not represented by any counsel.
However, counsel to Oba Akinropo, Soji Oyetayo said the motion that was filed in respect of leave was the order that was granted by the court.
According to him, “we sought an order seeking leave of the court to file another application to bind him (Oluwo) over. That was the application that was heard and granted today. When we file a motion on notice, it will be fixed for hearing and by then we would respond to the motion on notice.”
Recall that Oba Akinropo had instituted a case of alleged assault against the Oluwo of Iwo, before an Osun State Magistrate Court.
He alleged that Oba Akanbi assaulted him at the office of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 11, in February.The Agbowu is also seeking the payment of N100 million as general damages for the assault on his person.
In the writ of summons signed by his lawyer, Oba Akinropo also asked the court to grant the award of N1 million against the defendant as cost of enlisting legal service.
He further asked the court to prevent Oba Akanbi from intimidating, harassing nor threaten to attack him, saying he should be compelled to desist from any action that could cause a breach of peace anywhere in Iwo, Ayedire, and Olaoluwa local government areas of the state.
In the writ, six other monarchs from the three local governments who claimed to be available during the alleged assault deposed to affidavits to testify on behalf of Agbowu.