Court to Rule on Oyo Deputy, Olaniyan’s Impeachment Process on Thursday

Justice Ladiran Akintola of Oyo State High Court, Ibadan will on Thursday, July 14, give judgement on a case before him between Oyo State Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan and the Oyo State House of Assembly.

The case which bothers on the impeachment process initiated by the lawmakers was initially slated for judgement for 26, July.

It was gathered that the judgement has been brought forward as the counsel to the parties have been duly notified of the development.

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It could not be confirmed the reason behind the change of the date as at the time of this report.

While a source said the decision to fasttrack the judgement could be due to the urgency of the case, another unconfirmed source said since the last hearing of the case, the Judge had been under intense pressure to deliver the judgement as early as possible.

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Another source hinted that, since the last adjournment, the Chief Judge, Muntar Abimbola had been urged to constitute an impeachment panel, as directed by the Assembly in spite of the pending suit.

It would be recalled that the State Assembly at her last plenary of Wednesday, July 6th, issued a directive to the CJ to set up a seven man panel to investigate Olaniyan over allegations of gross misconduct.

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The Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly; Oyo State House of Assembly and the Clerk, Oyo state house of Assembly are the first, second and third defendants in the matter respectively.

While Chief Afolabi Fashanu, SAN is representing Olaniyan (claimant), Otunba Kunle Kalejaiye, SAN led the legal team of Defendants.


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