Litigation: Court Affirms Alado as Rightful Owner of Ado-Awaye Palace

Kayode Ajani
Kayode Ajani
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The High Court sitting in Iseyin, Iseyin Local Government, Oyo State Judicial Division has delivered a landmark judgement in a case filed by the Oladunni Royal house of Alado of Ado-Awaye Chieftaincy against His Royal Majesty, Oba Revd. Ademola Olugbile Folakanmi, Makuledoye 11, Iludero1, the Alado of Ado-Awaye Kingdom over the righful ownership of the ancient palace located at the market square, Ado-Awaye.

Delivering his judgement on the purported suit NO.HYS/MISC9/2018 filed by (1). Mathew Oyedele (2). Gbadegedin Olakisokun (3). Mufutau Olaoye, for themselves and on behalf of the Oladunni Royal House of Alado of Ado-Awaye Chieftaincy against, (1). The Commissioner of Police, (2). D P O, Iseyin Local Government, (3). His Royal Majesty, Oba Revd. Ademola Olugbile Folakanmi (the incubent Alado of Ado-Awaye Kingdom), the presiding Judge said “the pettioners have failed to provide enough evidences to proof their case as contained in the petition as a result of which the case is hereby dismissed”.

It would be recalled that the petitioners and their cronies had at a particular time in 2018, prevented His Royal Majesty to take over the ancient palace having lost out in the battle to the throne of Alado of Ado-Awaye, after which they proceeded to the Court of law, praying Court to restrain Alado with all his paraphernalia from taking over the palace as demanded by the existing culture and tradition of the land.

In a related development, the Suite NO.OY/CC6A/ISE/C3/702, filed by one Mr. Salami Adebayo Ganiyu, a retired Police Officer, for himself and on behalf of Aro Salami Ajiyo lineage of Aro chieftaincy, Ado-Awaye, against His Royal Majesty Oba Revd. Ademola Olugbile Folakanmi (the incubent Alado of Ado-Awaye land) and, Madam Mary Adewole, (Kabiyesi’s Pastor), claiming the ownership of a parcel of land belonging to Maku Ruling House family land situate, lying and being at Esin_Ado,Oke-Odo, Ado-Awaye, has equally been dismissed in favour of His Royal Majesty, Oba Revd Ademola Olugbile
Folakanmi Makuledoye 11, Iludero1, the Alado of Ado-Awaye land.

In his reaction after the judgements, Oba Folakanmi commended the judiciary for the judgements, saying, “the judiciary has proven beyond reasonable doubt that it is the last hope of the people, and the best avenue to get justice”. He further advised every individual not to always take violence as an alternative to resolving issues but rather take the paths of the law.

His Royal Majesty thanked God for giving him victory on the matters and submitted by raising hope in winning the rest of the Court cases pending at Court against him.

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