An Ikeja High Court on Friday, presided by Justice Adebowale Candide-Johnson has declared HRH Rilwan Akiolu as the bonafide Oba of Lagos.
The claimants alleged that the Solanke Tribunal submitted a Report in 1976 stated that the Obaship stool is by rotation, however, they failed to provide concrete or credible evidence of the alleged rotation of the two ruling houses.
“The evidence of the claimants witnesses were full of contradictions. From the totality of the evidence before the court, I hereby pronounce His Royal Majesty Oba Rilwan Akiolu, as the valid legitimate Oba of Lagos.
The case of the claimants is hereby dismissed, Candide-Johnson declared at the end of the two-hour sitting.
The judge also invalidated the claimants claim of an alleged customary 90-day waiting period before a new Oba can be enthroned after the demise of the former Oba which they alleged was not practiced during Akiolus enthronement.