The Oyo State High Court sitting in Ogbomoso, today, sacked Oba Ghandi Olaoye as the new Soun of Ogbomoso.

The court ordered the Oyo State Government to conduct a fresh selection process for the next Soun.

This was followed by a suit filed by one of the contestants, Kabir Laoye.

Laoye had argued in his suit that Olaoye was not eligible to be appointed as Soun and that his appointment was, therefore, illegal.

The court agreed with Laoye’s argument and ruled that Olaoye’s appointment was null and void.

The court also ordered the government not to appoint anyone to the position until after its judgement.

It will be recalled that the Oyo State Government announced Olaoye as the new Soun on September 8, 2023.