Stop parading yourselves as Obas, former Attorney General warns Ibadan high chiefs


By Bisi Oladele, Ibadan

 

A former Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General in Oyo State, Mr Michael Lana, has warned the 21 recently crowned Obas in Ibadan land against parading themselves as Obas or risk going to jail.

But the Obas also warned the former Attorney General to desist from acts capable of putting the new state government in trouble.

Lana, in a newspaper advertorial, said parading themselves as Obas amounts to contempt having been sacked by the court.

He said anybody or organisation referring to them as Obas will also be guilty of contempt of court.

The former commissioner is the counsel to the Osi Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Rashidi Ladoja, in a suit filed against the promotion of the Obas by the immediate past administration in the state.

Ladoja, who is a former governor, challenged the elevation of the high chiefs and others who made the list of 21 obas on the strength that the state government lacked the power to promote them independent of the…



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