A Kano High Court has ordered the service of originating summons in a suit challenging the appointment of Alhaji Murtala Alimi Otisese as Oba Yoruba in Kano through substituted means.
Solacebase reports that the plaintiffs in the suit are, Alhaji Rabiu Yusuf and Olarewaju Adegbemiliyi Ojo against the defendants, Alhaji Abdullahi Saliu Olowo(Oba Yoruba Kano), Alhaji Murtala Alimi Otisese ( Asiwaju/Igbakeji Oba Yoruba, Kano) and 16 others.
The plaintiffs are praying the court to set aside the appointment of the 2nd defendant as Oba Yoruba in Kano by the 1st defendant without consultation with Board of Trustees, the Executive Council and the State Executive Committee is in violation of section 14 and 16 of the constitution of Yoruba Community in Kano.
They are also calling on the court to set aside the appointment of 2nd to 18th defendants except for the 4th by the 1st defendant as chiefs and members of Oba- In-Council of the Yoruba in Kano.
The applicants similarly prayed the court to perpetually grant an injunction restraining the 2nd defendant from parading himself as Asiwaju of Yoruba Community in Kano and as Oba Yoruba.
The presiding Judge, Justice Nasiru Saminu then granted the applicants to serve 2nd to 18th defendants except for the 4th and 5th through the 1st defendant.
Justice Nasiru Saminu then adjourned the matter to December, 7th,2020 for hearing.