The High Court of Justice sitting in Osogbo has stopped Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba AbdulRosheed Adewale Akanbi, from installing the Ameer of Ta’awun Sheikh Dawood Imran Molaasan as the Grand Mufti of Yorubaland.
In an injustice released by the high court, the Chief Imam of Ekiti State, Alhaji Jamiu Kewulere, as a claimant approached the court to stop Oba Adewale Akanbi to install any Grand Mufti of Yorubaland.
The order which was signed on October 26, 2021 states Oluwo is restrained to appoint Sheikh Dawood Imran or anybody pending the hearing and determination of the motion. The case has been adjourned till November 16, 2021.
It could be recalled that Oluwo announced the appointment of Sheikh Imran as the Mufti of Yorubaland on October 5, 2021 and the installing is scheduled to hold on October 31, 2021.
Many reactions trailed the pronouncement of Oluwo as South-West Imams, Alfas tackle Oluwo over the plan to appoint a grand Mufti of Yorubaland. The leadership of League of Imams and Alfas in South West, Edo and Delta on Wednesday told Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, to stop plans by the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, to appoint Grand Mufti of Yorubaland.
The group, led by the Chief Imam of Ekiti State, Alhaji Jamiu Kewulere, during a visit to Oyetola at the Government House, Osogbo, accused Oba Akanbi of plan to install Sheik Daud Molaasan as the Grand Mufti of Yorubaland.
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In a letter containing its demand, written by its counsel, K. Odedeji, presented to the governor, the state Commissioner of Police, Wale Olokode; and the State Director of Department of State Security, the group also stated that the post of grand mufti was meant for respected Islamic scholars that must be appointed by Imams and Alfas.
With the court injunction, the plan to install the Grand Mufti of Yorubaland on October 31, 2021 has been stalled as the case is adjourned till November 6, 2021.