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Oyo ruler files suit to halt police investigation

26 February 2015, 12:19

Ibadan-  The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, has approached the Federal High Court, Ibadan, requesting a leave to appeal a judgment of the court, Premium Times reports.

An earlier ruling by the court compelled the Inspector General of Police, IGP, to investigate alleged criminal activities of the monarch.

On December 15, the police chief, in a motion of mandamus filed by Jacob Oluokun and Sulaiman Ajiboye, was compelled by the court in suit No FHC/IB/CS/54/2014 to investigate the allegations of murder, gun running, bomb planting and human right abuses against the monarch, as contained in a petition to the office of the police boss, dated March 18, 2014.

Also read: Court asks police boss to investigate Oyo ruler

The petition titled: “Unprecedented criminality, flagrant human rights violations, bomb planting, gun running and unresolved assassinations in Oyo town, Oyo state” was delivered to the IGP’s office on April 17, 2014, but dated March 18, 2014, according a reliable source close to the plaintiffs.

While granting the prayers of the petitioners, the Judge, Ayo Immanuel, described it as the statutory duties of the Police

But since the ruling was delivered, the police has not complied.

The monarch has now approached the court through his counsel, Adebayo

Adegbite, to seek the leave of the court to appeal the judgment.

Read more at Premium Times

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