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CBCIU Crisis: Court Hears Soyinka, Oyinlola On Oct 12th

The Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo would next week Monday hear the leadership crisis rocking the Centre for Black Culture and International Understanding (CBCIU), Osogbo, between the Noble Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka and former Osun State Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.

CBCIU is a Category II Facility under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

But the Oyinlola led board of the centre had claimed that the court handling the leadership crisis of the centre had ruled in his favour.

According to the notice of hearing of the suit with registration number FHC/OS/ CS/3/2013, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice and two other including the Governor of Osun State and the Noble Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka were listed as defendants in the suit.

The hearing notice however asked all the parties involved to bring forward all the evidence by witnesses or by documents which each of them desires to rely on in support of their case and in contradictions of that of his opponent.

The hearing notice read in part, “The proof will be required at the hearing and not on a subsequent day, and parties failing to bring their evidence forward at the proper time may find themselves absolutely precluded from adducing it at all, or at best only allowed to do so on payment of substantial costs to the other side, and on such other terms as the court thinks fit to impose.

“Parties desirous to enforce the attendance of witnesses should apply at once to the court to issue one or more summonses for the attendance of the witnesses required. It is indispensable that the applications should be made so as to allow time for reasonable notice to the witnesses required.


– Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo

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