An High Court sitting in Ilorin has dismissed a suit instituted by the deposed Balogun Alanamu of Ilorin, Alhaji Shu’aib Mahmud against the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, the Ilorin Emirate Council and the current Balogun Alanamu, Abubakar Jos.
The presiding judge, Justice E.B Mohammed, in his ruling said: “The writ of summon of the claimant, which was unsigned, is incompetent and thereby lacked merit as such.”
It would be recalled that the Emir of Ilorin had in 2005 deposed Alhaji Mahmud as the Balogun Alanamu of Ilorin and appointed and installed Alhaji Abubakar Jos.
The claimant through his lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) and Abeni Mohammed (SAN), had dragged the Emir of Ilorin and others to court over his deposition /removal describing it has illegal, irregular, unlawful, null and void and of no effect whatsoever.
He noted that it is contrary to the custom, tradition and practice of the Balogun Alanamu family of Ilorin and that the family has not removed or recommended his deposition and that he still commands respect, support and loyalty of the entire members of the family with the exception of the newly appointed Balogun Alanamu.
Justice Mohammed in his rulings therefore granted the prayers of the defendants as he struck out the suit for incompetent, lack of merit and that it has no place in the law.