Court Orders Involved Parties In Badore Chieftaincy Tussle To Maintain Status Quo

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  • A High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered parties in the chieftaincy tussle of Badore community in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State to maintain the status quo pending the determination of the suit.
  • The claimants include Alhaji Salia Owolabi Yisa, Alhaji Waliu Adeniran Moye and Alhaji Musaliu Buari Jatto while the defendants are Mr Rasaki Abdullahi Jikoji, Alhaji Muyu Yusuf Jikoji, Mr Kamoru Abdullahi Jikoji and Mr Saheed Abdullahi Jikoji.

A High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered parties in the chieftaincy tussle of Badore community in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State to maintain the status quo pending the determination of the suit.

Justice E. I. Alakija (Mrs) made the order in Suit No: LD/7185GCNW/2020 between three claimants and four defendants.

The claimants include Alhaji Salia Owolabi Yisa, Alhaji Waliu Adeniran Moye and Alhaji Musaliu Buari Jatto while the defendants are Mr Rasaki Abdullahi Jikoji, Alhaji Muyu Yusuf Jikoji, Mr Kamoru Abdullahi Jikoji and Mr Saheed Abdullahi Jikoji.

The claimants had sought an order of interlocutory injunction restraining 1st defendant Mr Rasaki Abdullahi Jikoji from parading himself as the community’s head, following his election by the chieftaincy family as Baale of Badore in line with the historical procedures of the settlement.

Mr Jikoji’s election followed the June 15, 2020 death of the immediate past Baale.

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The claimants averred that the 2nd Claimant Alhaji Waliu Adeniran Moye was also approved as the Baale of Badore by the Eti-Osa LGA on September 2, 2020., adding that he was installed as Baale before the suit was filed.

But the defendants opposed him via a 14-paragraph counter-affidavit of November 2, 2020, deposed to by Prince Adeola Rasaki Jikoji.

They prayed the court to dismiss the claimants’ application for “gross disrespect” of the court, arguing that they filed their suit on August 19, 2020 while the claimants, during the pendency and with full knowledge of the suit, installed the 2nd Claimant as Baale on September 16, 2020.

In her ruling on March 22, Justice Alakija agreed with the defendants argument that the 2nd Claimants was installed while the suit was on, contrary to legal procedure.

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