A Lagos High Court in Ikorodu has dismissed a suit seeking to restrain Oba Kabiru Shotobi from parading himself as the Ayangburen of Ikorodu land.
The three claimants, who are also princes of Ikorodu, Tajudeen Odofin, Tayo Ladega and Gbolahan Onabanjo, had filed the suit to challenge the installation of Oba Shotobi as the traditional ruler of the town.
They also sought an order of interlocutory injunction from the court restraining the second, third and fourth respondents from dealing with, according any recognition or paying royalties and salaries to the first respondent as the Ayangburen of Ikorodu among other prayers.
Other respondents in the suit are the Lisa of Ikorodu, Chief Zaccheus Odusoga, the Apena of Ikorodu, Chief Kareem Ore, the Oponuwa of Ikorodu, Chief Jacob Adaraloye and the Solomade of Ikorodu, Chief Afolabi Adekayaoja.
In her ruling on Monday, Justice Williams held that the principles of ‘res judicata’ was against the claims of the claimants, noting that their prayers had already been determined and answered in an earlier suit by her brother judge, Justice Akintunde Savage in 2015.
She held that there was no basis for the court to grant fresh orders in a matter that had already been determined by a court.