Alaafin of Oyo files suit to halt police investigation

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The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, has approached the Federal High Court, Ibadan, requesting a leave to appeal a judgment of the court.

An earlier ruling by the court compelled the Inspector General of Police, IGP, to investigate alleged criminal activities of the monarch.

On December 15, the police chief, in a motion of mandamus filed by Jacob Oluokun and Sulaiman Ajiboye, was compelled by the court in suit No FHC/IB/CS/54/2014 to investigate the allegations of murder, gun running, bomb planting and human right abuses against the monarch, as contained in a petition to the office of the police boss, dated March 18, 2014.

The petition titled: “Unprecedented criminality, flagrant human rights violations, bomb planting, gun running and unresolved assassinations in Oyo town, Oyo state” was delivered to the IGP’s office on April 17, 2014, but dated March 18, 2014, according a reliable source close to the plaintiffs.

While granting the prayers of the petitioners, the Judge, Ayo Immanuel, described it as the statutory duties of the Police

But since the ruling was delivered, the police has not complied.

The monarch has now approached the court through his counsel, Adebayo
Adegbite, to seek the leave of the court to appeal the judgment.

The motion for the leave is supported by a seven-paragraph affidavit deposed to by one Damilola Olugbemi, from the Adebayo Adegbite Chambers.

Although he was not a party to the original suit, he argues he is an ‘interested party’ in the case.

The counsel, Mr. Adegbite, in his Motion on Notice, said by virtues of Section 243 of the 1999 constitution, his client could appeal the ruling.

Although the Police Public Relations Officer at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, Immanuel Chuckwu, said he was not aware of the order of mandamus compelling the IGP to probe the monarch, he said the police would obey court orders.

Sources in Oyo Town told PREMIUM TIMES that the monarch pledged to support President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election in order to stave off the investigation. Mr. Jonathan was in town on Saturday where Mr. Adeyemi promised to support the president.

Before Mr. Jonathan’s visit, the monarch toured the town canvassing people to “come and welcome and honour the President the following day without wearing any vest or wrist band of APC,” Adisa Abiola, a resident at Akesan area, told PREMIUM TIMES.

In reaction to the monarch’s suit, his Chief Press Secretary, Fehintola Azeez, said that “It was only the publication of the ruling we heard; we have not seen any action since.”

When he was informed that Mr. Adeyemi had sought leave to restrain police boss from executing the ruling, he said, “there are deeper issues, which… It’s only Alaafin, himself, that can comment on the matter.”

Efforts to speak with the Alaafin proved abortive as his line was not going through.


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  • amazing2012

    Clearly all those supporting evil genius Jona, are criminals trying to dodge investigation: shame unto this administration, shame unto its supporters:
    1. The senior military officer that coordinated the Ekiti rigging election were threating with promotion.
    2. Sule Lamido is supporting JONA to escape proof of his sons on money laundry.
    3. FaNo Kayode: supporting Jona to stop probe of money laundering,
    4. Alafin of Oyo supporting bad regime to stop investigation of killing innocent people.
    5. SHEKARAU supporting Jona to escape investigation on massive corrupt practices during his reign as governor of Kano.
    Government of criminals, by criminals for criminals !!
    God please help us to remove this cancer(Jona) from us !!!

    • Kanoute

      Mallam, u must certainly belong to one of the criminal cartels in Nigeria. Or how else do you explain why u only see the criminals in PDP but not those in APC?? Can you swear by the Qur’an that key players in APC are not thieves also??
      Now, even if u Buhari is clean as some of u want us to believe, DO YOU REALLY THINK ONE CLEAN INDIVIDUAL CAN DO ANYTHING IN THE MIDST OF ROBBERS?
      A classic example is what happened under Buhari’s watch at PTF! HAVE YOU BOTHERED TO FIND OUT FROM THOSE WHO KNOW WHAT HE(BUHARI) ALLOWED TO HAPPEN UNDER HIS NOSE BY THE AFRI-PROJECTS-CONSORTIUM WHO WERE PTF CONSULTANTS??
      DID U NOT HEAR HOW THE FORMER HEAD OF AFRI PROJECTS DIED OF LIKELY SHOCK WHEN OBJ WAS ABOUT TO PROBE THEM??

      Mallam, not all Naijas are zombies. Some of us will still ask questions.
      THE MEN WHO HAVE STOLEN THIS COUNTRY BLIND ABOUND IN BOTH PARTIES ABOKI. KEEP LYING TO YOURSELVES!

      • Onike24

        Who are the so called ” those who know”? Buhari was probed twice and not one piece of incriminating evidence was found about him! Why are we such wicked people? Nigeria is a tupsy turvy world, where the honest are vilified by lies and the dishonest and corrupt celebrated by even more aggregious lies! What a farcical country

      • amazing2012

        As you cannot change your status of being son of a prostitute, so I cannot change my race now, I am not Mallam. Your protest people race is direct rejection on God decision to make where they never choose to be. Worse to that is that you are not a Christian, because christians does not hate. Pagans are many in the name of Chrisitanity, because of the little difference between the two. In your case you are confused, believing to be christian while you are pagan. Having help you to identify yourself, let’s go to the point:
        I am arguing of who is thief and who is not or why kne is thief and why the other is not what I am arguing is “whoever that is thief to be proscuted be it n APC or PDP or any party. Because APC are thieves and PDP have failed to prosecute them does not in anyway qualify PDP to sanctify stealing as “corruption is not stealing”.

  • Hassan Lawal

    Baba,its your turn to compromise,if you want to be off the hook!! Just take a look at FFK,Bode Gorge.etc.We even made one a governor in his state(Ekiti).So,Baba,the ball is in your court.Part of the deal is,you must come out openly,like a world press conference kinda of and denounce your romance with APC,especially Buhari,then no police or some small boys will harass you again forever.Am i clear?okay,good boy! drop the phone and go get yourself prepared.

  • Mo’

    I think all these self acclaimed economist who always claim to have one opinion or another should go back to their white masters for the real workings of economics, or better still they should take several seats back before they scatter what remains of their brain. Henry Boyo, Charles Soludo, Emir Sanusi, Godwin Emefiele e.t.c. would all have different opinion of how to develop economy of Nigeria without countering their different opinion from a common ground otherwise known as theory they ought to base their opinions on. Seems they have all created their own economic theories. Hmmm… The great Smithians. Upon all these opinions none is know to have add values to the life of the common man.

    Is it that the government can’t find the ones with critical knowledge of economics to spearhead the activities of economic development of Nigeria or is it the case that what we know as economics is just a mere deception and illusion of understanding. To me, all these self acclaimed economist are trained to confuse us with economic terms rather than economic theories that actually works.

    I think to the Nigerian government and people, economics is a rocket science just like the issue of power. The government employed thousands of economist who boast of Phds from top universities around the world to man the affairs of finance and yet nothing to show for it. How did we find ourselves in this situation?

  • Evans

    Obviously, I don’t know the essence of your write up. Would you have preferred the trend where naira is exchanged for $ for N700? how would this benefit the higher number of Nigerians going by your theory? Are you even aware Nigeria is import dependent economy? Even the locally produced commodities went thrice higher during this episode. What do you think was cause of inflation infeanyi? do you expect this govt to build the needed infrastructure in 90 days? When you had a barrel of oil sold for above $100, what did you achieve with it? The CBN intervention (forex) fund has brought a great relief to the nation. this is why inflation is now dropping. Your argument is totally misplaced and an oversight.