Osun civil society group cautions CJN against turning NJC to customary court


The Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEO) has cautioned the National Judicial Commission (NJC) not to give room for politicians to dent its image going by the body’s unfortunate involvement in Justice Folahanmi Oloyede’s marital matter.
The group in a statement expressed shock that the Chairman of the judicial body who is also the Chief Justice of the Federation (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed will in the first instance treat a petition sent to NJC by one Emily Richard-Obire claiming that Justice Oloyede snatched her husband.
According to a statement in Osogbo on Tuesday signed by CSCEO Chairman and its Director of Mobilisation, Comrade Adeniyi Sulaiman and Rev. Theophilus Ayodeji, the group said going by the query dated July 28, 2015 to Justice Oloyede, it appeared that the NJC was falling into the antics of politicians by turning the NJC into a customary court where marital issues are being settled.
“Is it not an irony that several serious issues and many petitions bordering on judicial misconducts against many judges across the country are before the NJC unattended to, yet, the NJC had all the time to intervene in a marital matter of Justice Oloyede.
“If this matter had been on with Justice Oloyede since 2011 as claimed by Mrs Emily Obire, why was she coming out now in 2015 to send a petition to the NJC and at a time she was fighting this battle with Mr. Rauf Aregbesola?
“Justice Oloyede has the right to love and marry whoever she wants under the law and has the right to practice her religion without any hindrance. We wonder how many family matters NJC will need to settle among several judges in the federation.
“We understand the diversionary tactics of Aregbesola and his cronies over the weighty evidences of corruption presented the by this erudite …Read More

Source:: New Mail