Prince Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye was early Friday morning installed as the new Soun of Ogbomosho by kingmakers in the town hours after an Oyo state High Court restrained Governor Seyi Makinde and others from going ahead with his installation.
The installation of Prince Olaoye as new Soun was performed at Abata in Ogbomosjo by the kingmakers led by the Areago High Chief Sobalaje Otolorin.
Performing the installation, the kingmakers said that they were yet to receive any court Injunction restraining them from installing Prince Ghandi as Soun of Ogbomoso.
It was learnt that the new Soun arrived Ogbomoso early in the morning in a private chopper which landed at Ogbomoso grammar school from where he moved to the palace.
It will be recalled that an Oyo State High Court sitting in Ogbomoso on Thursday restrained Governor Makinde and others from presenting any instrument of office to Prince Afolabi Ghandi Oladunni Olaoye as the new Soun of Ogbomoso land
Justice K.A Adedokun while ruling on a motion ex-parte filed by one of the contenders to the stool asked the governor and others to stay action on the approval and appointment of the new Soun of Ogbomosho pending the hearing and final determination of the mandatory injunction already filed before the court.
The judge while ruling on the motion ex-parte filed by Prince Muhammed Kabir Olaoye also gave an order restraining Prince Afolabi Ghandi Olaoye from parading, representing or presenting himself as the candidate for any ceremony for the issuance of certificate of installation or wear any regalia resembling that of the occupant of the stool of Soun of Ogbomoso Chieftaincy pending the hearing and final determination of the mandatory injunction already filed before the court.
The court also ordered Prince Muhammed Kabir Olaoye to serve the motion on notice for mandatory injunction on all the 12 respondents in the suit.