Again, Fayose seeks Justice Abang’s sack, says ‘he is polluting judiciary’
Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has reiterated his call for the sack of a Federal High Court judge, Justice Okon Abang, saying he has polluted the judiciary enough.
He stated that National Judicial Council (NJC) must save the sector from “what has now become the Abang embarrassment by showing him the way out of the
In a statement yesterday in Ado-Ekiti by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said: “Specifically, on August 18, 2016, five Appeal Court justices in their
judgment in the case of Abia State Governor Ipeazu Okezie Ikpeazu versus Samson Ogah, said Justice Abang committed a rape on democracy!”
He pointed out that Justice Morenike Ogunwumiju, who delivered the lead judgment in the case under review, went further to say that Justice Abang “committed grave violence against one of the pillars of justice – fair hearing and turned the head of the law upside down in his conclusion that it was the appellant that should bear the burden of proof, embarked on a wild goose chase and that he spoke from both sides of his mouth.”
Fayose continued: “It is also on record that a three-member panel of Appeal Court judges, led by Justice Ibrahim Salauwa, said the judgment delivered by Justice Abang on October 14, 2016 was as ‘fraudulent as it was violent’ and that the judge acted like Father Christmas.
“How can a judge like Abang that has been adjudged severally as giving fraudulent judgments and acting like Father Christmas still sit in judgment over cases involving Nigerians?
“With Abang still in the judiciary, it should further be clear to all Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) government is not interested in sanitising the judiciary, but only out to persecute unfriendly judges who are not doing its bidding.”
The governor stated: “In my opinion, judges who give fraudulent judgments are even more dangerous than armed robbers and one will be right to say that those running after judges for alleged corruption and excluding a judge like Abang may not be far from being the beneficiaries of his fraudulent judgments.
“Therefore, like I have said before, the judiciary, being the last hope of the common man must be purged of elements like Abang and NJC must do the needful by sacking him forthwith so that the bench can have a new lease of life.”