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  • Updated: December 08, 2023

NJC declines request to suspend Ojo, insists she is Osun CJ

NJC declines request to suspend Ojo, insists she is Osun CJ

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has declined the request by the Osun State governor, Ademola Adeleke to suspend the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Adepele Ojo.

NJC also directed the state government not to swear in the next most senior judge, Justice David Olayinka Afolabi in an acting capacity.

In a statement by Director of Information, NJC, Adesoji Oye on Thursday, the council also said it would not work with the resolution of the state House of Assembly, which constituted a panel to probe the Chief Judge.

“The council considered and declined the request of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State requesting its permission to swear in the next most senior judge in the state in an acting capacity, following allegations levelled against Honourable Justice Adepele Ojo, Chief Judge, Osun State, and the resolution of the state House of Assembly, to suspend her.

“The coouncil affirmed that Honourable Justice Ojo is still the recognised Chief Judge of Osun State, and would not work on the resolution of a state House of Assembly.”

Justice Ojo came into the centre of the judicial storm in Osun when the Osun State House of Assembly recommended her suspension pending an investigation into alleged maladministration.

The House also sent a resolution to the state governor to swear in the next most senior in acting capacity but it never came to pass as Justice Afolabi never showed up for the swearing-in.

Also, the crisis associated with the embattled Osun CJ has led to the paralysis of all legal activities in the state as the Osun State Chapter of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has embarked on an indefinite strike.

The Osun JUSUN members initially picketed the office of the CJ in protest of her alleged maladministration and discrimination against judiciary workers in the state.

Due to Police mishandling of the situation, the protest became a full-blown strike.

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