An Osogbo Magistrates’ Court has granted an ex-parte motion seeking an order to compel the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, to appear for trial over an alleged assault against him.
The Agbowu of Ogbaagbaa, Oba Dirkrullahi Akinropo, had filed the motion after he and the Oluwo had an encounter during a peace meeting at the office of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone XI. The motion which was dated February 27 and filed through his lawyer Soji Oyetayo, sought, among other reliefs, the court’s approval to file another application compelling the Oluwo to appear for trial.
It urged the court to stop the Oluwo from harassing, intimidating, threatening or attacking him or using thugs and miscreants to threaten him. It also sought that Oluwo be restrained from indulging in any act in any manner whatever likely to, or capable of causing the breach of public peace and tranquillity, and/or capable of endangering the life of the applicant in order to maintain peace pending the determination of the motion on notice to be brought pursuant to the leave herein. Read also:Agbowu Sues Oluwo, Demands N100million Damages
Ruling the motion yesterday 6th March, Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara granted that the Agbowu file an application compelling Oluwo of Iwo to appear before the court for trial.