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Court restrains Ayangbure of Ikorodu from removing Regun

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An Ikorodu High Court in Lagos has granted an interim injunction restraining the Ayangbure of Ikorodu, Oba Kabir Adewale Shotebi, from removing Chief Kameel Adisa Dada as the Head of Regun Family and Regun of Ikorodu.

Justice Adeniyi Pokanu held that the order subsists pending the hearing and determination of an April 20, 2022 Motion on Notice.

The judge made the order in suit IKD/8738GCMW/2022 filed by Chief Kameeel Adisa Dada and Hon. Gbenga Oshin as first and second claimants, suing for themselves and on behalf of the Regun Family of Ikorodu.
Oba Shotebi and Alhaji Jamiu Alao Shittu are the defendants in the suit.

The claimants obtained the order via an April 20, 2022 motion ex parte filed and moved by their counsel Yemi Okewoye of Universal Solicitors and Advocates, seeking two main reliefs.

They are: “An order of Interim Injunction. restraining the 1st Defendant…from removing the 1st Claimant as the Head of Regun Family and Regun of Ikorodu pending the determination of the Motion on Notice for Interlocutory Injunction already filed in this Suit.
“An order of Interim Injunction restraining the 2nd Defendant from parading himself
or holding himself out as the Head of Regun Family of Ikorodu…”

Justice Pokanu, in an April 26 ruling after hearing Yemi Okewoye, held: “I hold that the Claimant/Applicant Motion Ex Parte for Injunctive reliefs in the interim has merit and I hereby order that both parties i.e. Claimants and Defendants are hereby mandated to maintain status quo as at today: to the effect that the 1st Claimant is the Head of Regun Family and Regun of Ikorodu as at today 27/04/2022; pending the hearing and determination of Motion on Notice dated 20/04/2022.

“Parties shall refrain from taking any steps that will undermine the jurisdiction of this Court.
“I have seen the Claimant’s Form 01 dated 21 April 2022. It is further ordered that the parties are directed to take other steps to ensure full compliance with the directives in the Practice Direction No. 2 of 2019 of this Court. I so order.”

The judge adjourned till May 10, to hear the Claimants/Applicants’ motion on notice.

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