Osun JSC Queries Judge Over Petition Against Aregesola

Aregbesola (1)A serving judge of Osun State Judiciary, Justice Folahanmi Oloyede has been issued a query by the Osun State Judicial Service Commission, SJC, over her petition against Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

This was disclosed by Oloyede’s counsel, Mr. Lukman Ogunsetan, yesterday during a chat with newsmen.

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

Also an Osun State High Court, sitting in Osogbo, yesterday failed to hear an ex-parte application filed before it by Justice Oloyede.

Oloyede was in court to challenge the dismissal of her petition against Governor Rauf Aregbesola by the Osun State House of Assembly.

Justice Oloyede’s counsel, Mr. Lukman Ogunsetan had on Monday filed a motion exparte supported by an affidavit of urgency, sought an order of the court to file an application for an order of Certiorari to quash the recommendations of the Osun Assembly’s Ad-hoc committee that dismissed her petition and also recommended her to SJC for further disciplinary action.

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

Speaking with newsmen shortly after proceedings, Ogunsetan explained that when he approached the judge, he was told that the file had not been read.

He added that Aderibigbe also told him that he could not give a definite date for the hearing of the application yet.

Ogunsetan further explained that hearing of the motion and granting of the order to file the substantive application of Certiorari would have put a temporary stop to issue connected with and to the case pending the final determination of the issues thereon.

He called for early hearing of Oloyede’s application in the interest of justice.