Olugbense family protests S/Court ruling over Olofa stool
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.