MONARCH ASSAULT: Ondo Community Thirsts For Justice
The trial of seven men who assaulted the Olu of Igbokoda, Oba Afolabi Odidiomo had been adjourned by an Akure high court till July 3, 2018.
The adjournment however did not go down well with some residents of the town.
The Indigenes seem to have lost confidence in the Nigeria legal process especially when cases are adjourned continuously in court.
They want instant justice for those who desecrated their sacred throne.
One of the community chiefs who did not want his name mentioned bore his mind on the court decision.
"We have been on this matter for a while. The police have done their investigation and the outcome is convincing enough to send them (the suspects) to jail.
"Justice delayed is justice denied and I see no reason why this should be delayed except there is an uncanny undertone." He said.
His position was further corroborated by an indigene of the town, Aladesanmi Ikuomola.
"As things stand, the case might likely be swept under the carpet. Everything seems to be working against the Kabiyesi.
"Since he was installed, he has been dealing with one problem or the other and if not for God, those guys would have lynched him that day.
"And now, the court is dragging the case."
The accused include: Oluwasegun Abraham, Ebifemi Akinwunmi, Soji Eweyiju, Joseph Solomon, Mosunmolorun Adesonuwo, Enikuomehin Abraham and Ayela Eniyansoro.
They were said to have attacked the monarch in December within the town, vandalized his car, stole his crown worth 75,000 naira and beat him to pulp.
It was gathered that the Monarch's travail may be connected to the crisis that has overshadowed the rapport between him and some elders in the town who were against his installation in 2012.
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