August 24, 2016 – Palace Chiefs Sue Police For Refusing To Probe Alaafin Over Bomb Planting, Gun Running & Assassinations In Oyo Town
Chiefs Accuse Alaafin Of Oyo Of Sponsoring Hired Killers To Kill Targets, Sue IGP For Refusing To Probe Him
A new detail emerged on Tuesday on the faceoff between the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi and two of his traditional Chiefs in Oyo town, Jacob Oluokun and Sulaiman Ajiboye Ishola .
The duo of Oluokun and Ishola have dragged the acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, before a Federal High Court, Ibadan division on allegation of contempt arising from his refusal to carry out a lawful order of the court.
The applicants, who are both indigenous of Isale Oyo in the ancient town, asked the court to commit the police boss to prison for allegedly refusing to obey an order of court which had directed him to investigate the monarch over some criminal allegations levelled against him by the traditional Chiefs.
In the suit marked. FHC/ CS/54/2014, the applicants, in form 49 (committal to prison), filed by their counsel, Mr. Abiodun Abdul- Raheem, urged the court to compel the IGP to show cause why he should not be committed to prison after he/his office had refused to investigate criminal allegations levelled against the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi 111as ordered by the court in its ruling of December 15, 2014.
The committal proceeding was filed by Abdul-Raheem on August 22. Form 48 was served on the former IGP, Solomon Arase in June last year, warning him of the consequences of disobeying court order.
The order relied upon by the applicants was issued on December 15, 2014 when Justice N. Ayo-Emmanuel has issued an order of Mandamus, compelling the police boss to investigate allegations of crime contained in a letter signed by the applicants and dated March 18, 2014, with the title ‘Unprecedented Criminality, Flagrant Human Rights violation, Bomb planting, Gun running and unresolved assassinations in Oyo town, Oyo state’, and delivered to his office on April 17, 2014. No date has been fixed for the hearing of the suit.