Court Dismisses Suit Challenging Shotobi As Ayangburen Of Ikorodu

Court Dismisses Suit Challenging Shotobi As Ayangburen Of IkoroduA Lagos High Court in Ikorodu has dismissed a suit seeking to restrain Oba Kabiru Shotobi from parading himself as the Ayangburen of Ikorodu land.

Justice Olushola Williams dismissed the suit while ruling on an application filed by the claimants in the matter.

The three claimants, who are also princes of Ikorodu, Tajudeen Odofin, Tayo Ladega and Gbolahan Onabanjo, had filed the suit to challenge the installation of Oba Shotobi as the traditional ruler of the town.

Through their counsel, Mr George Oguntade, the plaintiffs asked the court for an order of ‘interlocutory injunction’ to restrain Oba Shotobi, who is the first respondent, from collecting royalties and salaries from the Lagos State Governor as well as the Attorney General and the Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs in the state, who are the second, third and fourth respondents in the suit.

They also sought an order of interlocutory injunction from the court restraining the second, third and fourth respondents from dealing with, according any recognition or paying royalties and salaries to the first respondent as the Ayangburen of Ikorodu among other prayers.

Other respondents in the suit are the Lisa of Ikorodu, Chief Zaccheus Odusoga, the Apena of Ikorodu, Chief Kareem Ore, the Oponuwa of Ikorodu, Chief Jacob Adaraloye and the Solomade of Ikorodu, Chief Afolabi Adekayaoja.

In her ruling on Monday, Justice Williams held that the principles of ‘res judicata’ was against the claims of the claimants, noting that their prayers had already been determined and answered in an earlier suit by her brother judge, Justice Akintunde Savage in 2015.

She held that there was no basis for the court to grant fresh orders in a matter that had already been determined by a court.

Road Safety: Lagos Square Off With FERMA/SURE-P Task Force

frscThe Federal Roads Maintenance Agency Act was enacted by the National Assembly and assented to by President Olusegun Obasanjo.

With this act establishing FERMA and for matters connected therewith, the agency became Nigeria’s first institutional mechanism for monitoring and maintaining, all federal roads in the country.

The Lagos State Attorney-General, Ade Ipaye, and members of the state House of Assembly, Western Nigeria raised alarm for the second time some months ago over the activities of the FERMA task force, a group of unemployed Nigerians allegedly recruited and trained by the federal agency in the state.

Many of these task force members had taken over major roads in the state, controlling traffic and taking over the jobs of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, and the State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA.

Earlier this week, about 200 young men were arrested in Lagos state on Wednesday, May 28, following a face-off between men of the Police and a group identified as the Federal Task Force, which claimed it has a link with the Presidency.

It was gathered that the men of the Federal Task Force attacked the Police with bottles, after the security men barged into their office located on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

On this segment of Sunrise, Commissioner for Transport, Lagos State, Kayode Opeifa, and Commissioner of Police, Lagos command, Umaru Manko speak on matters arising.