Absence of counsel stalls hearing on Obaagun Chieftaincy case 

Absence of counsel stalls hearing on Obaagun Chieftaincy case
Edith Agbo
The ongoing case of Eesa chieftaincy in Obaagun before the Osun State High Court sitting in Ikirun has been stalled due to the absence of the counsel to the plaintiffs, Mr Nurudeen Sanusi.
Pa Olatunde Oluoti and Pa Yekini Salawu and four others had approached the court to challenge the installation of High Chief Dauda Ajadosu as Eesa of Obaagun.
The presiding Judge, Justice Isiaka Adeleke informed the court that he had received a letter from the lawyer to the plaintiffs, Mr Nurudeen Sanusi seeking adjournment of the case to another date.
The counsel to the first defendant, Chief Dauda Ajadosu prayed the court to impose a cost of #50,000,00 on the plaintiffs lawyer for his failure to appear before the court for two consecutive time.
Chief Ajadosu told the court that there have been pretentious and pompous information making around that the counsel to the plaintiffs would not allow the court to determine the suit.
Court of law
Court of law
Justice Adeleke dispelled the information as rumours and informed the the court that though the plaintiffs lawyer had written a petition against him demanding that the case should be reassigned to the vacation judge who handled the case while the current judge was on vacation.
The judge however declined the application of the counsel to the first defendant demanding for a fine of #50,000,00 for conceding to an adjournment in two instances to the plaintiffs counsel.
Justice Adeleke who had granted six applications before the court since January,2023  said the court is left with only one application which is the preliminary objection filled by the defendants for hearing and the hearing had been stalled by the absence of the Plaintiffs counsel for two consecutive time.
The case has been adjourned till 23rd of May, 2023 for hearing.


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