Judiciary

Court stops Oluwo, Oba Akanbi from presiding over Friday Jummat or any Muslims festivals in Iwo

- - - awards N200,000 costs against him.

Michael Olanrewaju

An Osun State High Court sitting in Ilesa has restrained and banned Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi from presiding over Friday Jummat or any Muslim festivals in Iwo .

The court also awarded the sum of two hundred thousand Naira (N200,000) as cost against the monarch.

Delivering judgment on the suit HOS/M72/2019, Justice A. N. Adegoke granted all the prayers of the appellant, Chief Abiola Ogundokun.

Chief Abiola Ogundokun has approached the State High Court in suit HOS/ M72/2019 filed by Barrister Soji Oyetayo where Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi and the registered Board of Trustees of Iwo Central Mosque are defendants.

In the suit he is seeking for a declaration of the Honourable court that by the constitution of the registered Board of Trustees of Iwo Central Mosque, Oluwo Akanbi have no powers to preside over Friday Jummat or any of the Muslim festivals in the town.

He sought for the declaration of the court that it is only the Chief Imam or any of his accredited agent have powers to preside over Jummat or any Muslim festivals in the mosque or eid praying ground in the ancient town.

Ogundokun further sought for an order of the court restraining Oba Akanbi from further presiding over Jummat or any Muslim festivals in the town.

The court granted the appellant all the declarations sought with consequent orders on the monarch and the Board of Trustees respectively.

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