Updated: February 26, 2021
The Nigerian Supreme Court has dethroned the Eleruwa of Eruwa in Oyo State, Oba Samuel Adebayo-Adegbola.
A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Muhammad Dattijo dismissed the appeal by Oba Adegbola and six others, reported.
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The publication said “the appellants had appealed against the concurrent decisions of the Oyo State High Court and the Court of Appeal which had both ruled against them over the chieftaincy tussle”.
It added: “In upholding the decisions of the two lower courts, the apex court, on Friday, resolved all the five issues raised in the appeal against the appellants.
“The panel unanimously held that the appeal lacked merit and substance.
“Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun who read the lead judgement said the authorities cited by the plaintiffs/appellants, in their appeal had no bearing on their case.
“Oba Adegbola became the Eleruwa in 1998, following the death of his predecessor, Oba Bolanle Olaniyan in 1994”.