Aregbesola Impeachment: Oloyede Snubs Osun Judicial Service Commission, Goes To Court

The petition written by a sitting Judge of the Osun State High Court seeking the state House of Assembly to commence the impeachment process against Governor Rauf Aregbesola and his Deputy, Mrs. Grace Titilayo Laoye-Tomori, over financial recklessness and unpaid salaries to workers and pensioners for some months has assumed a new twist.

From Right, Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; his Deputy, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori; Secretary, All Progressives Congress (APC), Osun Chapter, Rasaq Salensile and a Senatorial Aspirant, Isiaka Adeleke

From Right, Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; his Deputy, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori; Secretary, All Progressives Congress (APC), Osun Chapter, Rasaq Salensile and a Senatorial Aspirant, Isiaka Adeleke

It was gathered that the petitioner, Justice Oloyede, had been issued query by the State Judicial Service Commission, demanding her to explain her roles in the said petition.

The adhoc committee put in place by the State House of Assembly had urged the State Judicial Service Commission to constitute a disciplinary committee to discipline her for action agsinst the ethics of the judicial system.

The petitioner has however approached the State High Court to quash the recommendations of the assembly from setting up committee to discipline her.

She consequently replied the State Judicial Service Commission that issued her query that the case was before the court of law, insisting she cannot respond to the issue raised in the query since the case was before the court.

After dismissing Oloyede’s petition, Osun State House of Assembly, it was learnt wrote to the Chief Judge, Adepele Ojo, asking her, as chairman of State Judicial Service Commission to query Oloyede over her conduct.

Hint about the query was dropped by Mr. Lukman Ogunsetan, a counsel to Oloyede on Thursday, when he appeared in court in respect of an application for an order of Certiorari to quash the recommendations of the Osun Assembly’s Ad-hoc committee that dismissed her petition.

Ogunsetan  added that the embattled judge was expected to respond within seven days to the query, ending next week Monday.

However, the application that was supposed to be heard by the vacation judge, did not get a mention, as Justice Adeyinka Aderibigbe after the day’s proceedings announced that his next sitting would be next week Thursday.

The judge, it was however learnt, in her reply reminded JSC that the matter she was asked to respond to was already in court.

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