Deposed Akure monarch returns, challenges deposition
Written by Taiwo Adediran on November 11, 2015
Five years after his dethronement and banishment by the Ondo State Government, former Deji of Akure, Prince Adesina Adepoju, arrived the city on Tuesday amidst jubilation from his family, friends and associates. Adepoju, who hails from Osupa Ruling House, was dethroned and banished for six months by the state government in 2010 following a free-for-all that ensued between him and his late wife, Bolanle.
Adepoju has filed a suit challenging his dethronement, against the new Deji of Akure, Oba Ogunlade Aladelusi Aladetoyinbo, and the state government at a state High Court sitting in Akure. He claimed to have been wrongly deposed as the traditional ruler of the ancient town and prayed the court to order his reinstatement.