Oranmiyan of Oko Kingdom, Chiefs Vindicated as Bail Application Granted in Land Dispute Case


The Oranmiyan of Oko Kingdom Oba Olagoke Akinola has said the counts against him and his chiefs at the court were misleading and an attempt to smear his name.

A complainant, Mr. Issac Abiodun of Tropical Culture Nig. LTD alleged that he was attacked by the defendants at Aagba village in Surulere local government.

The first class monarch while reacting to the media report that he and 14 others were ordered to be remanded at Abolongo prison over the allegations maintained that the bail condition has been perfected.

Oloko explained that “i was asked to write an undertaking and guarantee that i will be bringing other people invloved to the court base on personal recognition as First Class King which i did and, the judges did not even asked for suretee when he granted the bail application on the 23rd of November.

Giving an insight into what led to the legal battle, Oba Akinola said “The narrative is just about land issues, we’ve been on it since about 93 years ago, so many pronouncement have been made on it, we won in some area , they won in some  area, eventually the case  is at Supreme court and the Supreme court have fixed a date for 11th of November 2024 for hearing of the case at a particular point in 2021 they took our people to Abuja and they were charged for terrorism and some other charges, at Abuja we fought against it and the attorney general of the police took over the matter from the police  and at the end of the state he returned  the file back to Oyo state for the determination of the case there is nothing like terrorism  and our people stayed about 1 and half years in Abuja and about four months in Agodi prison eventually they released them  on 25th of June 2023, they released them on bail  and we’ve been waiting since that time to hear either from the court or the ministry on offences committed by our people we didn’t hear anything until towards  the end of October when my lawyer called me  and informed me that there was some charges against us that we should come to court, we went to court on the 7th of November , at the court they  were about to read the charges  when my lawyer told them that we were not served any notice of charges, the judge was surprised  he went through the court registry and he said  we have the right to fair hearing that I should take a guarantee of the remaining 14 people  because I am the first class king  and that I should produce those people back on the 16th of November, on the 16th of November we were there , they read all the counts, we denied all the counts that was read to us the  judge gave me an opportunity as a first class king that I can take bail application of myself and my people which I wrote on my letter headed paper and take to the court for us to come back on the 21st, on the 21st again we were at the court we wrote  bail application, and he graciously approved that I should take their suretee on self and personal recognition  that was what happened all what I saw was that we were remanded at Abolongo, so I was surprised where the story is emanating from ”

The monarch’s Counsel Barrister Jimoh Olaide Absulsalam while coroborating the monarch’s claim said ” The story in circulation is not the correct version of what happened at the court, what happened was that we have a bail application in respect of Kabiesi and the others and even before the bail application was passed the court is of opinion that Kabiesi is a first class monarch and all other people who are his subject Kabiesi can guarantee them, the court directed that Kabiesi should guarantee their return to court at every subsequent adjournment and that Kabiesi should go and write undertaking and he wrote it , the second adjournment we were in court, the third adjournment when we argued the matter and the court said it would give the ruling later day before yesterday the ruling was delivered in favour of our client.

The bail application was granted on the 23rd of November, the judge did not even request for surety because Kabiesi is a first class monarch.

“It has even getting to a stage where we reporter them to the judge and he warned them seriously, he was even looking for those journalist, are they in court, no, no journalists was in court, somebody with intent to discredit Kabiesi and his chief did that to misinform the public.


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