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Hearing in Osun judge’s suit adjourned to Sept 3


court.jpg-citynewsAN Osun State High Court sitting in Osogbo has fixed hearing on a suit by Justice Olamide Folahanmi Oloyede against the state House of Assembly for next Thursday.

Justice Oloyede had filed a motion ex-parte asking the court’s permission to institute a legal action against the lawmakers for recommending that she be sanctioned by the National Judicial Commission (NJC).

Their recommendation followed her petition to the assembly on financial misconduct against Governor Rauf Aregbesola and his Deputy, Grace Titi Laoye-Tomori, which the assembly found lacking in substance and merit.

Ruling on her application, filed by Lekan Ogunlesi (SAN), the presiding vacation judge, Justice Adeyinka Aderibigbe, granted all the five prayers sought and ordered that the 11 respondents listed be served. He adjourned the case till September 3.

Oloyede had asked the court to quash the assembly’s ad-hoc committee’s recommendations and declare their actions illegal, unconstitutional, null and void.

Joined in the suit as respondents were the chairman of the committee, Adegboye Akintunde, and six others, Clerk of the House and the state Judicial Service Commission.

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