The crisis rocking the Adegboye Royal family of Abioye Ruling House,Awo in Egbedore Local Government area of Osun State over Alawo stool, took a new twist penultimate week, just as two Adegboyes entangled themselves before the State High Court sitting in Osogbo, over alleged exclusion to contest for the stool of Alawo, after the death of Oba Musa Olatunbosun Adebayo, Akinsilo II.
Prince Yunus Ademola Adegboye,an elder brother to Prince Taiwo Abdulrasaq Adegboye, dragged Taiwo to Court, claiming that Adegboye Royal family and authorities concerned were erred in law for excluding him(Yinus) from participation in the race for the stool.
Dragging Taiwo and others before Honourable Justice Ayo Oyebiyi in a suit N0: HOS/63/2021, through his (Yinus) Legal Counsel, Chief Abdulfatai Abdulsalaam, declaring that his client hailed from Adegboye Royal family of Abioye Ruling House, Awo,by having the same right to the stool like Taiwo Adegboye, insisting that he was denied the opportunity to partake in the contest for Alawo stool.
He requested from the Court to set aside the ongoing process to fill the vacant stool of Alawo,in order to give him the opportunity to participate in the selection process to contest the stool of Alawo.
Joining in the suit are; Governor of Osun State, Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola,State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, and Chairman, Egbedore Local Government, Awo.
It would be recalled that Taiwo Abdulrasaq Adegboye,has been facing many Court cases against his plan to become Alawo of Awo through the backdoor since the death of immediate past Alawo on June 24th,2020.
Meanwhile, Jogunade family and others Ruling Houses that sought the cosent of the Court to join the suit through their Counsel, Barrister Kehinde Adesiyan,were rejected through a ruling delivered by the presiding Judge.
Jogunade family was represented by its head,Oloyede Lawal Oyekunle, in the joinder application,was not included in 1978 Alawo of Awo Chieftaincy Declaration which has been in existence for the appointment of new Alawo of Awo and it was the turn of Abioye Ruling House/Compound, Awo, to produce new Alawo of Awo,in accordance with the 1978 Chieftaincy Declaration, after the death of Oba Musa Olatunbosun Adebayo from Akinsilo Ruling House,on 24th June,2020.
According to the 1978 Alawo of Awo Chieftaincy Declaration,in order of rotation listed the Ruling Houses as follows; Awojobi, Akinsilo,Abioye and Okunji and
Abioye Ruling House/Compound, Awo, had seven (7) Royal families/ branches including; Adeniyi, Olawuyi,Gboyelade, Olaniyan, Adetoyi/Adeyemi/Aderinola, Adegboye and Adesola/Adediran/Adedayo
Justice Oyebiyi, therefore, adjourned the matter till Friday 10th of September,2021,for further hearing of the case.