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Court Dismisses Justice Oloyede’s Suit Seeking To Set Aside Osun Assembly’s Resolution on Her Petition Against Aregbesola

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Justice Oloyede Olamide Folahanmi’s application seeking to set aside the House of Assembly Resolution that dismiss her petition against the state governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola by the state House of Assembly has been dismissed.

An Osun state High Court sitting in Iwo and presided over by Justice Moshood Adeigbe on Friday dismissed Justice Oloyede’s application for lack of jurisdiction .

Justice Oloyede of Ikire High Court had filed a motion in the state High Court, challenging the Osun State House of Assembly’s handling of a petition she forwarded to it in which she called for the impeachment of Governor Aregbesola and his Deputy, Grace Laoye-Tomori, over alleged corruption and mis-governance.

She had in the petition called on the lawmakers to examine and investigate the governor and his deputy over the allegations. On receipt of the petition, the house set up an Ad hoc/Fact-finding committee with Speaker Najeem Salaam giving the committee one week to submit its report.

The House later considered the report of the panel, and dismissed Oloyede’s petition and recommended sanctions against her. The judge, not satisfied with the decision of the lawmkers filed a Motion on Notice before the court.

Her lawyer, Lekan Ogunlesi, SAN while addressing the court recently on the motion stated that his client was ready to challenge the illegality of the action of the House of Assembly.

Ogunlesi had listed the respondents in the motion to include the Speaker, the investigating committee Chairman, Adegboye Akintunde, six legislators and Clerk of the House.

Also joined in the suit was the Osun Judicial Service Commission. Oloyede had also filed a Motion Ex-Parte asking the court to grant her permission to institute a legal action against the state lawmakers over their recommendation that she should be sanctioned by the National Judicial Commission (NJC).

In her application, she asked that the recommendations of the ad-hoc committee be quashed and that their actions be declared illegal, unconstitutional, null and void. But Justice Adeigbe quashed the suit without Oloyede nor her lawyer’s attendance in court.

 

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