Agbowu of Ogbaagba sues Oluwo over alleged assault, demands N100m damages

The Agbowu of Ogbaagba, Oba Dhikirullahi Akinropo has instituted a case of alleged assault against the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Adewale Akanbi before an Osun State High Court, sitting in Osogbo.

He alleged that Oba Akanbi assaulted him at the office of the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 11 last month.

Oba Akinropo is also seeking the payment of N100 million as general damages for the assault on his person.

According to the writ of summons signed by his lawyer, Barrister Soji Oyetayo, which was obtained by Tribune Online in Osogbo,  Agbowu also sought the court to grant the award of N1 million against the defendants as cost of enlisting legal service.

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Oba Akinropo further asked the court to prevent Oba Akanbi from intimidating, harassing nor threaten to attack him, saying he should be compelled to desist from any action that could cause a breach of peace anywhere in Iwo, Ayedire, and Olaoluwa Local Government areas of the state.

In a writ of summons dated 27th of Feb, 2020, supported by a 39 paragraphs statement of claims, the monarch said the Oluwo allegedly hit at the AIG office, in the presence of other monarchs and some member of the state executive council, inflicting injury on him which was later treated at the State Specialist Hospital, Asubiaro, Osogbo.

In the writ, six other monarchs from the three local governments who claimed to be available during the alleged assault deposed to affidavits to testify on behalf of the Agbowu.

The plaintiff narrated the genesis of the crisis, regarding  Oluwo’s claim that anyone who sells land more than 10 acres around the three councils should obtain his authorisation, otherwise the sale would be invalid.

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