Deposed Deji of Akure drags ODSG to Court
By; ODEYEMI SAMUEL, Akure.
The deposed monarch of Akure, capital of Ondo State, Oba Adepoju Adesina had instituted a case challenging his dethronement by the state government and the installation of Oba Ogunlade Aladetoyinbo as his successor.
The public appearance of Adepoju, which was at the instance of a case he instituted against the new Deji of Akure and the state government at a state High Court sitting in Akure received praises by residents of the ancient town, especially members of Osupa ruling house, where he hails from.
Adepoju claimed that he was wrongly deposed as the Deji of Akure by the state government and sought for an order of the court declaring him as the Deji of Akure.
Adepoju was dethroned on June 10, 2010 for allegedly assaulting one of his wives now deceased, Mrs Bolanle Adepoju in the public and consequently banished to a location within the state before he left the country for the United States of America.
However, his removal paved way for the installation of late Oba Adebiyi Adesida in 2010 as the 46th Deji of Akure and his daughter was later installed the Regent of the city after his death.
Counsel to the deposed monarch, Barr Olalekan Ojo told the court that the monarch has the right to the throne and wondered why a new monarch was installed.
The Chief Judge of the state, Justice Olaseinde Kumuyi who presided over the court adjourned further hearing on the matter till 8th December, 2015.
However, there was apprehension in Akure as the deposed Deji of Akure; Adepoju was quizzed by detectives from the State Police command, Akure after leaving the court only to reappear few minutes later.
Adepoju who left the court in a convoy danced from the court to his family compound located at Odo Ijoka Street, Akure where he addressed his loyalists who were mainly members of his family.
But the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the state Police command, Mr Femi Joseph denied the rumoured arrest of the deposed monarch, saying “the man has not committed any offence to warrant his arrest by the Police.”