The Court of Appeal, sitting in Lagos, has fixed November 9, this year for the hearing of an appeal filed by the Lambo branch of Lasunwon Ruling House that challenged the installation of Oba Kabir Shotobi as the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Lagos State.
The Appeal Court, which was presided over by Justice Obande Ogbuiya, adjourned the matter for hearing after granting the appellant’s motion for extension of time to file an amended document which is to be presented before the court.
The appellate court also adjourned the case due to the non- appearance of the second counsel.
After listening to his submission, the Judge ordered that the case be adjourned for hearing till November 9 this year .
It would be recalled that in suit No: IKD/57/2007, Mathew Adetayo Shodipo &Ors Vs Ezeliel Sodipo &Ors, which terms of settlement dated March 31, 2009. Consent judgment was dated 1st April, 2009, Chief Kabiru Adewale Shotobi was installed as Odofin of Ikorodo officially in the year 2009.
The office and position he held from 2009 till 2015 when Justice M.A Savage‘s judgment allegedly ignored the Consent judgment of Justice H.A.O. Abiru of Lagos High Court, Ikorodu Division (now JCA).
The judgment of the High Court, Ikorodu in Suit No :IKD /57/2007B is to the effect that the respondents are not bound by the consent Judgment in Suit No:IKD/57/2007, wherein it was agreed that the next chieftaincy that comes to the Lasuwon Ruling House of Ikorodu, is conceded to the Lambo branch, by the Adegorushen branch of which the 3rd respondent (Chief Kabiru Adewale Shotobi) is a member.
The third respondent allegedly benefitted from the said Consent judgment to become Odofin of Ikorodu and later reneged to become the Oba.