Appeal Court sacks Osun monarch, Alawo of Awo

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The Alawo of Awo community in Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun State, Taiwo Abdulrasaq Adegboye has been sacked by the Court of Appeal sitting in Akure.

According to records from the Court of Appeal, in case number: CA/AK/58/2021, the court presided over by Honourable Justice Lokulo Sodipo, in the lead judgment read by Honourable Justice Abiru, set aside the appointment of Taiwo Adegboye as the Alawo.

It ruled that henceforth, he should not be given due recognition as monarch by any authority in and outside the State.

It also ruled that Taiwo Adegboye should stop parading himself as a monarch and restrained him from parading himself or wearing any insignia of office as Alawo of Awo.

The Court while expressing disappointment in the Office of the Osun State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice for misleading the Osun State Government in approving the appointment and installation of Taiwo Adegboye as new Alawo, declared that the action of the State Government was in contempt of the Court

Adegboye, who is a politician and member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was before his installation as Alawo of Awo, the immediate past Leader of the Legislative Arm of Egbedore Local Government Area.

His appointment as the traditional ruler of Awo by the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola on September 13, 2021, was allegedly due to his active membership of the State chapter of the APC.

Also, the now removed monarch allegedly forged his selection documents, flagrantly disobeyed court orders and used the outdated 1957 instead of the subsisting registered 1979 Alawo of Awo Chieftaincy Declaration.

His appointment has been alleged to be fraught with fraudulent processes which made some aggrieved indigenes of the town to resort to legal redress in the court.

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