Investigate Alaafin’s Alleged Criminal Offences – Court Tells IGP

A federal judge, Ayo Emmanuel, Monday directed the Inspector General of Police, Sulaiman Abba, to investigate alleged criminal offences by paramount Oyo monarch, Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi.

Oba Lamidi Adeyemi
Oba Lamidi Adeyemi
Emmanuel’s order was sequel to an application for order of mandamus on the police by Jacob Oluokun and Sulaimon Ishola, both plaintiffs in a suit. The judge said he was compelled to issue the order since the defendant Alaafin Lamidi] did not make any representation or contested the suit, being heard at the Federal High Court in Ibadan, Oyo State,
Court records showed no defence was raised since the suit was registered on 7 July, 2014, and heard three times [on 6 October, 29 November and, 4 December]
Alaafin’s Chief Press Secretary, Azeez Fehintola, said the ruling was strange and that the monarch was unaware of it.

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