Household of the late Alaye – Aba of Aba Ayepe, Ogun State, Oba Rauf Adebayo Raji-Suleimon, has dragged members of the Osugbo society in Ijebuland earlier than a Federal Excessive Court docket sitting in Abeokuta, for allegedly hijacking the corpse of the deceased conventional ruler from them.
DAILY POST learnt that the monarch, who died on January 22, 2021, was allegedly hijacked and forcefully faraway from the custody of his household by the Osugbo society.
It was gathered that the traditionalists insisted that the monarch have to be buried based on conventional rites, being an Oba.
However, the household disagreed with the Osugbo society, saying the monarch, being a practising Muslim, have to be buried based on Islamic rites.
The household described the act as an infringement on their basic rights “to dignity to accord their father dignified burial and funeral rites in accordance with Islamic injunctions.”
In swimsuit quantity, FHC/Ab/FHR/20/21, filed for and on behalf of kids and household of the monarch respectively by Mrs Aderonke Egunjimi, Mrs Tiwalade Abass and Mrs Adeyemi Joseph, 15 members of the Osugbo society of Ijebuland and the Ijebu Conventional Council have been joined as respondents.
In keeping with a duplicate of the Originating Movement On Discover, the candidates mentioned the motion of the traditionalists constituted “a apply that’s unconstitutional, unlawful, vexatious, barbaric, obnoxious, immoral and repugnant to the dictates of civil order as enshrined within the structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).”
They’re looking for an order of necessary injunction compelling the respondents to return forthwith, the corpse of the late monarch to the custody of the candidates on the candidates’ household dwelling.
The candidates additionally sought an order directing the respondents to pay N50 billion as damages to the candidates for the infringement of their basic and constitutional rights of the candidates and the late monarch.
DAILY POST reviews that the case got here for mentioning on Tuesday, however the counsel to the candidates, Bolaji Ayorinde, instructed the courtroom that he was unable to serve a number of the events concerned within the matter.
The counsel sought an order of substituted companies on the respondents but to be served.
Ruling, Justice Mohammed Abubakar mentioned the courtroom was happy with the appliance, describing it as “meritorious.”
He, subsequently, granted the order as prayed by the candidates’ counsel.
The case has since been adjourned until April 26 for the listening to.