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Court Orders Oluwo Not To Lead Jumat, Eid Prayers

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A State High Court sitting in Osogbo yesterday ordered Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Adewale Akanbi to disengage himself from presiding as imam over Friday Jum’at or any other Muslim prayer such as Eid -il-Fitri or Eid-il Kabir in Iwo land.

The order of the court remains Interim pending the determination of a motion on notice filed before the court over the removal of Chief Abiola Ogundokun as the Basorun Musulumi of Iwo land.

Blaze Newz learnt that Chief Ogundokun had filed an application of Motion Ex-parte against the Oluwo of Iwo and the registered trustees of Iwo Central Mosque, asking the court to restrain monarch from presiding over Muslim congregations in Iwo land.

The motion in the suit tagged HOS/M.72/19 was supported by an affidavit deposed by Babajide Siyanbola Esq. on August 7, 2019 and filed at the registry of the High Court of Justice in Osogbo.

Presiding over the case, Justice Ayoola in her ruling ordered Oluwo to stop parading himself as the chief imam of the ancient city.

In her words Justice Ayoola said “an order of I
interim Injunction is hereby made restraining the first defendant, his several agents or privies from presiding over the Jum’uat service on Friday and any other Muslem festivals such as Eid -il-Fitri or Eid-il-Kabir in Iwo, pending the determination of the Motion on Notice.”

Chief Ogundokun had also asked for any other order as the court may deem it fit in the circumstances.

The court after giving the order, adjourned the matter till August 19 for further hearing on the Motion on Notice of the substantive matter before it.

Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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