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Alleged Fraud: Court Strikes Out Case Against Oluwo




By Ganiyat Ganiyu

Osogbo, (An24) – Osun State Magistrates’ Court in Osogbo, the State Capital on Wednesday, February 15, struck out a case involving the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Akanbi and the Oluwo-Oke of Iwo-Oke, Oba Kadiri Adeoye.

The Magistrate, Mrs. Falilat Shodamade, struck out the case after it was transferred from Magistrate Court 2 to 1.

The monarch who appeared in court for the first time submitted a letter of apology to the court over some statements credited to him in the media which prompted Aluko to issue an arrest warrant against him in December 2016.

The prosecuting counsel, Soji Oyetayo, who was represented by Mrs. Yusuf Oyedele, told the court that “we have filed the notice of discontinuance of the application before the court”.

Acknowledging the letter , defence counsel Olaide Yekinni said: “I urge this court to give effect to the withdrawal of the application and consider the  Feburary 15 letter by Oba Akanbi to the court.”

Mrs. Shodamade said the author should stand and acknowledge the letter of apology.

Oba Akanbi, addressing the court, said: “I am a friend of the judiciary. When there was a threat to close down the Federal  High Court in Iwo due to poor infrastructure  I used my  personal fund to renovate it.

“I want to tell the court that all that happened during the matter was misinformation. My feelings have been expressed in the letter before the court.”

The magistrate granted the request of discontinuance of the case and struck out all other related substantives to the matter.

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