Justice A.O Ayoola of the Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo on Friday issued a restraining order against the Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba AbdulRasheed Adewale Akanbi, stopping him from presiding over the Friday Jum’uat or any other Muslim festivals such as Eid -il-Fitri or Eid-il Kabir in Iwo.
The interim injunction of the court subsists pending the determination of a Motion on Notice filed on a matter bordering on the removal of Chief Abiola Ogundokun as the Basorun Musulumi of Iwo land by the Oluwo.
Chief Ogundokun had filed an ex-parte motion against Oluwo and the registered trustees of Iwo Central Mosque, asking the court to restrain Oba Akanbi from presiding over Muslim based services in Iwo land.
While granting the order, Justice Ayoola stated that,” an order of interim injunction is hereby made restraining the first defendant, his several agents or privies from presiding over the Jum’uat service on Friday and or any other Moslem festivals such as Eid -il-Fitri or Eid-il-Kabir in Iwo, pending the determination of the Motion on Notice.”
Chief Ogundokun had also asked for any other order as the court may deem fit in the circumstances.
The court after granting the order, adjourned the matter till August 19 for further hearing on the Motion on Notice of the substantive suit.