CJ’s suspension: We are not encroaching on NJC’s duties – Osun Speaker | The Guardian Nigeria News


Speaker Adewale Egbedun of the Osun House of Assembly, says the assembly has no intention to encroach on duties of the National Judicial Council (NJC) by the suspension of the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Adepele Ojo.

Egbedun, in a statement by his media aide, Olamide Tiamiyu on Monday in Osogbo, said the assembly was only performing its constitutional duties.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the assembly had on Nov. 16, passed a resolution for the suspension of the CJ over corrupt allegations.

Egbedun, during an emergency plenary, said the suspension was based on series of petitions received by the assembly against the CJ.

He said the petitions bordered on corruption, gross misconduct and abuse of office.

The assembly also advised the governor to appoint the most Senior Judge in the state as the acting CJ.

On the same day, Gov. Ademola Adeleke, in a statement by his spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, approved the suspension of…

Source: Guardian Newspaper