Olug­bense fam­ily protests S/Court rul­ing over Olofa stool

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Romoke W. Ah­mad, Ilorin

Mem­bers of Olug­bense house in Offa, Offa lo­cal gov­ern­ment area of Kwara state at the week­end protested the Supreme Court judg­ment on the Olofa of Offa stool.

The Supreme Court had on July 1st, de­liv­ered a judg­ment af­firm­ing Oba Mufu­tau Gbadamosi of the Anilelerin rul­ing house as the sub­stan­tive monarch of the an­cient com­mu­nity.

The ag­grieved rul­ing house mem­bers, who assem­bled at the Olofa Gan­gan palace, al­leged that the judg­ment of the Supreme Court was a nega­tion of jus­tice for the com­mon man.

Some of the pro­test­ers clutched plac­ards that read, “‘God Judg­ment is com­ing soon,’ ‘Kwara state gov­ern­ment should re­visit this in­jus­tice,’ ‘Olofa case has ex­posed cor­rup­tion prac­tices in Ju­di­ciary,’ ‘Stop sell­ing our pride,’ ‘No Jus­tice, no peace,’ ‘ODU has failed us,’ and ‘Save the op­pressed, Mr. Pres­i­dent.’”

The pro­test­ers also chanted anti-Supreme Court songs, stress­ing that the judg­ment em­pow­ered fe­male lin­eage over male lin­eage.

Speak­ing with re­porters, prince to the throne of Olug­bense, Al­haji Ab­dulRauf Adeg­boyega Keji al­leged that the judge­ment was tar­geted to re-write his­tory of Offa and deny the right own­ers to the stool.

Another el­der and spokesper­son of the Olug­bense rul­ing, Prince Saka Ade­bayo Keji in­sisted that the Olugbese rul­ing fam­ily would con­tinue to fight for their right­ful po­si­tion.

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