Soun Of Ogbomoso: Court Grants Stay Of Execution On Oba Ghandi’s Sacking


An Oyo High Court sitting in Ogbomoso has granted an application by the Soun of Ogbomoso Oba Ghandi Olaoye for stay of execution of nullification of his appointment while the determination of appeal is pending.

This comes after Oba Olaoye’s appointment as the Soun was nullified by the court over procedural flaw in his nomination.

Issuing the order on Monday in a suit no HOG/27/2022, presiding judge, Justice Kareem Adedokun, directed all the parties to maintain status quo ante pending the hearing and determination of the appeal already filed by the defense of Oba Olaoye and the Oyo state government, the Nation Newspaper reports.

Oba Olaoye, who was installed on September 8, 2023 by the kingmakers, was sacked on October 25 in a suit filed by Prince Kabir Olaoye over alleged breach of the process of nomination.


Dissatisfied with the judgement, the monarch and the State Government, which approved the nomination, filed independent appeals citing contradictions in the judgment in view of an earlier ruling on October 3 in which the judge Justice Adedokun ruled the process was right, proper and valid.

The appeal hearing is yet to commence.


With the grant of the stay of execution motion, the Oba’s reign is back on track.

Olaoye, who traveled overseas as a result of the ongoing renovation in the palace, is expected to return any moment from now.


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