An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ogbomoso has, on Wednesday, nullified the selection and installation of Oba Ghandi Olaoye as the new Soun of Ogbomoso.
The State Government had announced Olaoye as the new Soun and the kingmakers of the town installed him on September 8, 2023.
Recall that Prince Kabir Olaoye, one of the contenders for the Soun of Ogbomoso stool, had dragged Ghandi to court, saying he was not eligible for the position of Soun of Ogbomoso.
The court supports Laoye’s argument and ruled that Olaoye’s appointment was null and void.
While delivering his judgment, Justice Adedokun announced that the appointment of Oba Laoye was illegal.
Justice Adedokun also dismissed three petitions brought before him by one of the accusers, Prince Taofiq Laoye.
The petitions are also challenging the appointment of the new Soun.