An Ogun State High Court has affirmed the installations, appointments and promotions of the seventy five (75) coronet monarchs terminated by Governor Dapo Abiodun-led government.
STV News24 recalled that, the claimants have approached the court to challenged the recommendations of the review committee set up by government, stopping them from parading themselves as monarchs; seeking the court’s order to declare their removal as an afterthought and a nullity.
The judge, Justice Abiodun Akinyemi, in his judgement on Tuesday in Abeokuta, the state capital, declared that, their appointments remain valid; maintaining that, government failed to write appropriately, concerned individuals to convene their sack to them; hence, amounting to, not giving the claimants fair hearing.
The judge ruled that, the entitlements and remunerations of all the coronet monarchs be immediately paid.
Meanwhile, the judge also awarded cash penalty of two hundred and fifty thousand naira (NGN250,000) against Afolabi Fashanu SAN for wrong application of interest of Egba traditional council in the case after due hearing.
He noted that since the the council wasn’t party in the matter, the application is frivolous and an abuse of court process.