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Court docks Kwara monarch Olapade over threat to life


An Upper Area Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara state, Tuesday, docked the Alarandun of Arandun, Oba Ibikunle Olapade over allegation of threat to life levelled against him by one Alhaji Ibrahim Gbenga Ibuoye and some individuals in the community.

The court also turned down the request to strike out the case against the monarch.

Earlier, Oba Olapade’s counsel, Barrister Olasehinde Adeseko had prayed the court to dismiss the case against his client, premising his reason on the absence of the complainant, Ibuoye in court.

Adeseko, in his submission, said Ibuoye failed to furnish the court with reason for his absence, saying this was done out of negligence and that the court should strike out the case in his client’s favour.

Barrister Olayinka Dauda Jimoh, who represented Ibuoye, however prayed the court to disregard the prayer of his senior colleague, insisting that such development is not known to law.

Jimoh argued that the law cited by Adeseko is not applicable in the case because the law permits his client to have legal representation of his choice who will defend his claims.

He added that dismissing the case would amount to injustice against his client seeking redress over the treatment allegedly meted on him by the monarch.

The court presided over by Judge Ajibade, admitted the monarch to bail on self recognition while the matter was adjourned to 18th of August for hearing.

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