Nigeria, Nov. 29 -- The Supreme Court, on Friday, sacked the traditional ruler of Eruwaland in Oyo State, Samuel Adegbola, 21 years after he ascended the throne.

The sack followed an Oyo State High Court judgment that had earlier removed him on January 26, 2011.

The monarch, dissatisfied with the 2011 court judgement, approached an appellate court before the case was eventually moved to the Supreme Court.

He was installed as the Eleruwa in 1998 by the Oyo State Government, amidst protests by members of the other ruling houses.

The controversy followed the death of the last Eleruwa, Bolanle Olaniyan, on May 1, 1994. He was from the Akalako ruling house.

The sacked official's nomination by the kingmakers was challenged by the Laribikus...