Court strikes out suit challenging Akiolu as Oba of Lagos

The Oba of Lagos Rilwan Akiolu

A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja on Friday dismissed a suit seeking the removal of Rilwan Akiolu as Oba of Lagos.

The suit was filed by two members of the royal family, Prince Adedoyin Adebiyi and Prince Rasheed Modile.

The claimants prayed the court to remove Akiolu as Oba of Lagos on claims that he was not a direct descendant of Oba Ado, the first Oba of Lagos.

They also said only members of Ologun Kutere and Akinsemoyin ruling households were entitled to the throne.

Justice Babajide Candide-Johnson ruled that the duo were unable to provide evidence to support their claims.

Joined in the suit as respondents were Lagos State Governor, Attorney-General of Lagos, Prince Babatunde Akitoye, and one Junaid Eko.