The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola on Friday reassigned the case filed by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji against the review of the Ibadan Chieftaincy declaration by Governor Abiola Ajimobi of the state to another judge.
Ajimobi had at the last hearing of the case before Justice Olajumoke Aiki of Court 10, sought the transfer of the case to another judge based on a judgement delivered by the presiding judge on a similar case, which was not in favor of the government.
The case which was due for ruling on the preliminary objections could not come up on Friday.
Residents who had stormed the Court were disappointed when they heard of the development.
It has now been transferred to Court 8 of the State High Court, presided over by Justice Ogungbola.
The case has now been adjourned till April 3rd, 2018.
Some of the counsels who were in court confirmed the transfer of the case and expressed confidence in the ability of Justice Adegbola to do justice on the matter.
Counsel to the Olubadan, Barrister Adeniyi Ajewole said his client had no issue with the transfer of the case, adding that Oba Adetunji had absolute confidence in the court.