Justice A. Candide Johnson of an Ikeja High Court on Friday dismissed a suit seeking to oust Rilwan Akiolu, as the Oba of Lagos.
Justice Candide Johnson held that the claimants, Prince Adedoyin Adebiyi and Prince Rasheed Modile, two members of the Lagos royal family, failed to prove their case.
The Judge ruled that the claimant failed to prove their case and that what they tendered as evidence was incoherent, full of inconsistencies.
“I hereby hold that the kingship of Oba Rilwan Akiolu of Lagos is legitimate, lawful and valid.
The Judge had earlier on ruled that the court lacked the jurisdiction to upturn long-established custom of over 200 years for enthroning the Oba of Lagos and that what the claimant had attempted to do with the suit is a burning desire to overturn succession of over 239 years.
According to him, the ruling house of Ologbokutere has produced the Oba of Lagos in the past 223 years.