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Ikorodu: Court bars Oba’s co-defendant from parading self as Regun Family head

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The Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikorodu has restrained Alhaji Jamiu Shittu from holding himself out as the Head of Regun Family of Ikorodu, Lagos.

Justice Adeniyi Pokanu, who granted the interlocutory order, held that it subsists pending the determination of a suit filed by two claimants, Chief Kameeel Adisa Dada and Hon. Gbenga Oshin.

The Ayangbure of Ikorodu, Oba Kabir Adewale Shotebi, and Shittu are the first and second defendants in the suit marked Suit IKD/87380CM/2022.

The Claimants/Applicants through their counsel Yemi Okewoye approached the court via an April 20, 2022 Motion on Notice.

They prayed for three reliefs, including an injunction restraining the 1st Defendant form removing the 1st Claimant as the Head of Regun Family and Regun of Ikorodu.

“An order of injunction restraining the 2nd Defendant from parading himself or holding himself out as the Head of Regun Family of Ikorodu.”

Yemi Okewoye submitted that considering the affidavit evidence and exhibits, more justice will be done in granting the application of the claimants, adding that the balance of convenience is on side of the Claimants/Applicants.

Olatunji Osikoya represented the defendants.

Justice Pokanu while dismissing the preliminary Objection filed by the Defendants granted the prayers for injunction.

The judge held: “This application therefore succeeds and I hereby order as follows: an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the 2nd Defendant from parading himself or holding himself out as the Head of Regun Family of Ikorodu pending the final determination of this suit is hereby granted.

“Parties are mandated to maintain status quo ante bellum pending the final determination of this suit i.e. state of affairs duly recognized by the Court of Appeal in its Judgment in Appeal No: CA/L/111/2003 delivered on 27th April, 2007 and recognized by this Court as at 27th of April, 2022 when this Court gave injunctive orders restraining the Defendants.

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“The Claimants shall enter an undertaking as to damages within seven days from today. I so rule.”

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