In the early hours of Friday, Prince Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye was sworn in as the next Soun of Ogbomoso.
A few hours prior to Olaoye’s installation, the Oyo State High Court issued an order prohibiting the state governor and others from handing him the oath of office.
According to our source, the court, presided over by Justice K.A. Adedokun, also issued an order prohibiting Olaoye from parading, representing or presenting himself as the candidate for any ceremony for the issuance of a certificate of installation or wearing any regalia resembling that of the occupant of the stool of Soun of Ogbomoso Chieftaincy while the mandatory injunction already filed before the court is heard and decided.
However, the kingmakers, under the direction of the Areago of Ogbomoso, High Chief Sobalaje Otolorin, carried out Olaoye’s installation at Abata in Ogbomosjo.
While carrying out the installation, the kingmakers claimed that they had not yet received any court order prohibiting them from appointing Olaoye as Soun of Ogbomoso.