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Stop parading self as family head, court tells defendant

By Joseph Onyekwere
18 July 2022   |   3:38 am
Lagos State High Court in Ikorodu has restrained Alhaji Jamiu Shittu from holding himself out as the Head of Regun Family of Ikorodu, Lagos.

Lagos State High Court in Ikorodu has restrained Alhaji Jamiu Shittu from holding himself out as the Head of Regun Family of Ikorodu, Lagos.

Justice Adeniyi Pokanu, who granted the interlocutory order, held that it subsists pending the determination of a suit filed by two claimants, Chief Kameeel Adisa Dada and Hon. Gbenga Oshin.

The Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Kabir Adewale Shotebi, and Shittu are the first and second defendants in the suit marked IKD/87380CM/2022.
The claimants, through their counsel, Yemi Okewoye, on April 20, 2022 via a motion on notice prayed for an interim injunction restraining the first defendant from removing the first claimant as the Head of Regun Family and Regun of Ikorodu and an order of interim injunction restraining the second defendant from parading himself or holding himself out as the Head of Regun Family of Ikorodu.

Okewoye submitted that considering the affidavit evidence and exhibits, justice would be done in granting the application of the claimants, adding that the balance of convenience is on side of the claimants. Olatunji Osikoya represented the defendants.

Justice Pokanu, while granting the prayers, held: “This application therefore succeeds and I hereby order as follows: an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the second defendant from parading himself or holding himself out as the Head of Regun Family of Ikorodu pending the final determination of this suit is hereby granted.

“Parties are mandated to maintain status quo ante bellum pending the final determination of this suit i.e. state of affairs duly recognised by the Court of Appeal in its judgment in Appeal No: CA/L/111/2003 delivered on April 27, 2007 and recognised by this court as at April 27, 2022 when this court gave injunctive orders, restraining the defendants.

“The claimants shall enter an undertaking as to damages within seven days from today. I so rule.”