Ikorodu Stool: Court Adjourns Hearing till November 9

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Court of Appeal

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.

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The third respondent allegedly benefitted from the said Consent  judgment to become Odofin of  Ikorodu and later reneged to become the Oba.

The Nation

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