President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday host the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, a foremost monarch in Yorubaland.
The meeting will hold at the State House between 2pm and 2.30pm, lasting just 30 minutes.
According to Presidency sources, the meeting is coming at the instance of Oba Adeyemi whose previous efforts at meeting the president did not materialise.
It is unclear why the monarch is visiting the president. But some commentators suspect it might be connected to his ongoing case with the police.
The Ibadan Division of the Federal High Court had on December 15, 2014, issued an order of mandamus compelling the Inspector General of Police to investigate Oba Adeyemi for alleged murder, bomb planting, unlawful possession of arms and other offenses.
But over a year after the order, the police failed to act, causing the petitioners to write President Buhari in January this year.
The petitioners asked President Buhari to compel the police to execute the Ibadan court order, an effort that has yielded no fruit.
In their petition to the President, the petitioners attached damning security documents.
But in a dramatic turn, the police command in Oyo arraigned the petitioners – Jacob Oluokun and Sulaiman Ishola – and a former lawmaker, Kamil Akinlabi, before a State High Court in Oyo for allegedly defaming the Alaafin.
In a counter action, the petitioners commenced contempt proceedings against the IGP for failing to execute the December 2015 order, according to their lawyer, Abiodun Raheem.
Mr. Akinlabi was in the House of Representatives between 2007 and 2015, and had the Alaafin as godfather before they became estranged.