Assaulted Osun monarch sues Oluwo, demands N100m

Oba Dhikirullahi Akinropo, the Agbowu of Ogbaagba, who was recently assaulted by the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, has dragged the monarch before an Osun State High Court, demanding N100m damages for alleged assault against him.
In a writ of summons dated 27th of February, 2020 issued by his counsel, Soji Oyetayo, detailing demands of Oba Akinropo, the claimant also asked for perpetual injunction restraining the defendant, his servants and or agents from committing further act of assault on him.
The monarch is also asking the court to award N1m against the defendant as cost of hiring legal service for the action.
Also in the  writ supported by a 39 paragraphs statement of claims, Oba Akinropo alleged that the Oluwo attacked him at the AIG’s office in the presence of other monarchs and some members of the state executive council and inflicted injury on him which was later treated at the Osun State Specialist Hospital, Asubiaro, Osogbo.
Six other monarchs from the three Local Government Areas, who claimed to have witnessed the faceoff also deposed to affidavits to testify on behalf of the Agbowu.
Agbowu explained that his crises with the Oluwo started when the monarch directed that before anyone could sell more than 10 acres around the three councils of Iwo, OlaOluwa and Ayedire, his approval must be sought, otherwise the transaction would be invalid.
He said other monarchs and their subjects in the affected Local Government Areas disagreed with the directive, insisting that the Oluwo lacked the power to issue such directive.

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