Agbowu of Ogbaagba, Oba Sikirullahi Akinropo, Agbowu of Ogbagba has instituted a 100million Naira assault case against the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi in the Federal High Court Oshogbo in Osun State.
The writ of summon filed by his lawyer, Soji Oyetayo dated 27th February, 2020 is demanding the money from the Oluwo for alleged assault and also seeking a perpetual injunction restraining the Oluwo as defendant, his servants and or agents from further acts of assault on him.
Oba Akinropo who also demanded a one million Naira deposed in a 39 paragraph statement of claims that the Oluwo personally attacked him at the office of the Police AIG, in charge of zone 11, Bashir Makama, who had called for a peace meeting amongst royal fathers from Iwo axis over land disputes.
That the attack took place in the presence of other Monarchs and some members of the State Executive Council and claimed that Oluwo inflicted severe injuries on him which was later treated at the Osun State Specialist Hospital, Oshogbo.
In the summon, the litigant explained that their grouse was a 10 acre land lying around three local government areas of Iwo, Ayedire and OlaOluwa of which the Oluwo is claiming a superintendent and superior role before selling it.
He said the opposition of the Obas in the dispute including him were insisting that the Oluwo was arrogating to himself a power that did not belong to him and thst was what led to the anger and assault inflicted on him.
In the writ of summon, six other Obas from three local Government areas who claimed to have witnessed the ‘roforofo fight’ also deposed to affidavits to testify on behalf of the Agbowu.
It will be recalled that the Osun State Council of Obas had suspended the Oluwo from participating in any meeting with them for six months.
Though the Oluwo immediate reaction was to kick against the suspension arguing that the Obas were jealous of his swagger before the Oluwo in Council transmitted the acceptance of the Verdict to the Chairman, His Eminence, Ooni of Ife. Oba Enitan Adewusi.