A High Court of Kogi State has affirmed HRH, Jonah Idris Okai as Onu Abocho whose seat is at Abocho, as unequalled traditional ruler of the entire Biraidu land.
Citing lack of merit, the court sitting at Anyigba and presided over by Hon. Justice F. Ajayi dismissed the suit filed by one Anaja Michael Marijata who seeks a restraining order of court to prevent presentation, installation crowing of HRH Jonah Idris Okai as Onu Abocho .
Marijata who claimed to represent the interest of Odoma sub ruling house said if the application is not granted, it will result into having a wrong person as Onu Abocho which may lead to the breach of peace in Abocho.
Justice F.Ajayi , after hearing of parties, through their counsels, dismissed the claims of the aggrieved party as lacking merit, that the action in this case is not representative capacity as the applicant failed to substantiate his claim.
‘In sumarry, I find that applicant has not placed before the court materials showing the existence of an enforceable legal right to be protected by an injunction of the balance of convenience and irreparability of damages in his favour., and as if to make matter worse, there is no averment by the applicant to counter the averments of the 1st respondent in para 4(c) that he was duely endorsed, nominated, interviewed and preferred for the stool.
‘With the views expressed above, I find the application to be completely and irredeemably bereft of any merit and it is accordingly dismissed.’ The Judge ruled.