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Court penalised Kwara Chief for parading self King


The Kwara State High court has penalised one Chief Sunday Ayantola for parading himself king of Ayedun, in Ekiti Local Government of the state.
In a suit No: KWS/23C/2016, Ayantola was dragged to court by the state government, who is the complainant.
As a means of punishment, the trial judge, Justice Taoheed Umar, sentenced Ayantola to one year non custodian imprisonment.
After he had signed an undertaking to ensure peace and orderliness in the community, Ayantola was to report on every first Monday of the month at the police station, Ilorin for the one year.
According to the judgement, Ayantola declared himself His Royal Majesty, Obaoye of Iwoye shortly after Obajisun of Ayedun, Dr Olusegun Rotimi installed him as his second-in-command.
The court further warned Ayantola from causing division in the community saying ‘Iwoye is not a different town from Ayedun. “Evidence before me is that Ayedun kingdom is made up three wards which are Ikotun, Iwoye, and Odo-Ila, and Iwoye is just a ward or quarter in Ayedun under the Obajisun,” the judge said.
“I’m satisfied that the prosecution has proved the second count of giving false evidence under section 158(1) of the penal code law beyond reasonable doubt, rather than proceed to convict the defendant, I will utilise the provision of section 445 and 446 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law.
“I hereby order the defendant to enter into cognisance to be of good behaviour with two sureties. The defendant shall appear with O/C legal of state CID who is hereby appointed as the Probation Officer on 1st Monday of every month for a period of one year, pursuant to section 446(1) of Administration of Criminal Justice Law.

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