BREAKING: After Ruling on Ondo Guber, Court Takes Major Decision against Akeredolu

BREAKING: After Ruling on Ondo Guber, Court Takes Major Decision against Akeredolu

  • Things may not be working very smoothly for Governor Rotimi Akeredolu after the Court of Appeal's verdict in his favour
  • A day after the ruling that upheld his election victory, the Federal High Court has released a judgment barring him from probing the state's chief judge
  • The chief judge was recently accused of misusing his office to detain an indigene of the state beyond what is allowed

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Ondo - The Federal High Court presided over by Justice Inyang Ekwo on Thursday, June 17, barred Governor Rotimi Akeredolu from investigating the chief judge of Ondo, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu.

The decision of the court came after Justice Akeredolu sued the governor, the attorney-general of the state, and the House of Assembly, Nigerian Tribune reports.

Ondo's chief judge who is seeking to stop the state government from proceeding with the planned probe also barred AGF, NJC, and the IGP from acting on any report submitted to them by the government pending the determination of the main suit.

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Akeredolu speaking with journalists
The Federal High Court said the governor has no power to probe the chief judge (Photo: Rotimi Akeredolu Aketi)
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The Nation said that the plan to probe the judge followed a viral video by one Olupelumi Fagboyegun who claimed that Justice Akeredolu misused the office to prolong his detention illegally.

Justice Akeredolu's position which insisted that the governor lacked the constitutional powers to probe him was upheld by the Federal High Court.

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In the verdict, Justice Ekwo noted that there is no law that empowers the Ondo AG or the state government to conduct an investigation into allegations bordering on misconduct against the chief judge.

Meanwhile, reported that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo still had a tough hurdle to cross.

A day after the appellate court ruled in favour of Governor Akeredolu's election, Jegede, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has vowed to take the matter to the Supreme Court.

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In a statement issued through the PDP's secretariat in the state, Jegede argued that the next best thing to do was to approach the apex court since it was glaring even to the average person that the case was inconclusive.

Source: Legit

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