Court sacks Ooni of Ile-Ife’s Second-in-Command, Idowu Adediwura

An Osun State High Court on Thursday, asked the Obalufe of Ife, Chief Idowu Adediwura to vacate his throne.

Obalufe is the traditional Prime Minister of Ife and he is next to Ooni in rank.
The court also directed the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi to fill the stool with a candidate from the Aga Ruling House within 21 days

Delivering judgment, Justice Foluke Awolalu of the Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo, said the suit instituted by Abayomi Elugbuji held that the installation of Adediwura was not in accordance with the provisions of Ife Chieftaincy Declaration of 1957.

The court held that going by the Ife Chieftaincy Declaration of 1957, it was the turn of Aga Ruling House to produce Obalufe and not Ajagbusiekun, where Adediwura that was eventually installed hailed…



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