The new Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Ghandi Olaoye, was removed on Wednesday.
The Oyo State High Court sitting in Ogbomosho gave the order in a ruling delivered today.
Olaoye, who is a Redeemed Pastor, was made the new Soun on September 8, 2023 by the state government.
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde had approved the appointment of Olaoye as the Soun of Ogbomosoland
The stool became vacant following the death of Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, in December 2021, at the age of 95 years after he reigned for 48 years.
The selection of Olaoye had become a court battle as the Chairman, Screening Committee for the Laoye ruling house, in Ogbomoso, Abdulwahab Laoye, said the family had not selected anybody to fill the vacant stool of Soun of Ogbomoso.
He said Olaoye’s selection was mere insinuation in a social media news that someone had been selected
According to Laoye, the ruling house was surprised that one Ghandi Afolabi, a pastor with the RCCG, had been selected.