An Osun Monarch, the Agbowu of Ogbaagba, Oba Dhikirullahi Akinropo, has dragged the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, before an Osun State High Court, demanding N100m damages for an alleged assault against him by the royal father.
In the citation dated 27th of February, 2020, issued by his counsel, Soji Oyetayo, detailing the demands of Oba Akinropo, the claimant also asked for a perpetual injunction restraining the defendant, his servants, from committing any further act of assault on him.
The monarch also asked the court to award N1m against the defendant as the cost of hiring legal service for the action.
Also in the warrant supported by a 39-paragraph statement of claims, Oba Akinropo alleged that the Oluwo attacked him at the AIG’s office in the presence of other monarchs and some members of the state executive council inflicting injury on him which was later treated at the Osun State Specialist Hospital, Asubiaro, Osogbo.
Six other monarchs from three local government areas in Iwo who were present claimed to have witnessed the faceoff.
Agbowu explained that his crises with the Oluwo started when the monarch directed that before anyone could sell more than 10 acres around the three councils of Iwo, OlaOluwa and Ayedire, his approval must be sought, otherwise the transaction would be invalid.
He said other monarchs and their subjects in the affected Local Government Areas disagreed with the directive, insisting that the Oluwo lacked the power to issue such directive.