The crisis over the Aresa Adu of Iresa-Adu stool took a fresh dimension at the weekend as counsel to the Emiolu Royal Family in the town, Barrister Abiodun Julius at the weekend threatened to drag Prince Adeyeye Oyerinde, to court for contempt of court.
Speaking with newsmen in Ibadan on the Chieftaincy crisis, Barrister Julius disclosed that by forcefully trying to impose himself as a monarch, Oyerinde’s action has violated the existing court order on the matter as well as all known principles for the installation of monarch in the town.
Barrister Julius stressed that the failed attempt to install himself as the Aresa using his brother as kingmaker was “a clear disobedience to a subsisting court order”, saying, “it was an affront against a subsisting court order in suit no: HCI/04/2019, which restrained all the parties concern from going ahead with the processes leading to the nomination, installation or otherwise of the next monarch for the town”.
According to Barrister Julius, it was glaring that the whole town including all members of the Oshunbiyi ruling house where Oyerinde hails from resisted his action, adding thatbhe has obtained the approval of the Emiolu royal family to initiate “Contempt of Court” proceeding against Oyerinde.
The legal practitioner maintained that Oyerinde had earlier written an undertaking with the police at the Ogbomoso Area Command, promising not to parade himself ” as Aresa or embark on any other act that is capable of disrupting the peace in Iresa’du.’
He added that the kingmakers of the town have also instructed their lawyers to follow suit so as to restore sanity and correct the wrong notion which Oyerinde has painted the entire town through his ambition.
It will be recalled that there was a protest in Iresa-Adu last Wednesday, when Oyerinde’s unilaterally declared himself as the next Aresa-adu of Iresa-adu without the approval of the kingmakers or any of the heads of the two royal families, an action which allegedly violated the