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Alafin of Afin-Akoko Obaship Tussle: Kingmakers, Council Boss, Others Risk Imprisonment for contempt of Court

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Jude Johnson

The Kingmakers, Council Boss, and others risk being jailed  for contempt of Court over the ruling on theAlafin of Afin-Akoko Obaship tussle in Ondo State, South West Nigeria.


Court of Appeal sitting at Akure on November 05,  2020 ordered that parties to the Appeal No:CA/AK/208/2017 between Meshack Odeja (Appeallant) & Others versus Chief Zacheaus Adewunmi & Others (Respondents) ,to maintain status quo pending the determination of the appeal.


This followed the decision of Ode Gbangba family who are the Appellants in the case to appeal against the judgment of the Ondo State High Court. 


To this end, the Court of Appeal ordered parties to maintain status quo pending the determination of the appeal.

The  Respondents are yet to file their briefs despite being in receipt of the Appellants’ brief.


But  the Government of Ondo State and Kingmakers are going ahead to install an Alafin of Afin-Akoko despite the initiation of contempt proceeding against them.


The legal tussle to determine who ascends the revered throne has been on since 2013.
Attached below are Court proceedings:


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