Court restrains Ondo Assembly, Speaker from suspending lawmaker

An Akure High Court has restrained the Ondo State House of Assembly and the Speaker; Mr David Oleyeloogun from suspending the lawmaker representing Ese-odo constituency in the Assembly.

The lawmaker; Hon Success Torhukerhijo who was expelled by the All Progressives Congress (APC) sought the protection of the court from being suspended from his legislative duties

The Assembly has suspended four lawmakers including the Deputy Speaker; Hon Ogundeji Iroju, the only woman; Favour Tomomowo and the only Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) member in the Assembly, Hon Tomide Akinribido and Wale Williams over their refusal to sign impeachment notice against the Deputy Governor.

Following the suspension of Hon. Akinribido representing Ondo West Constituency under ZLP, a committee was set up to investigate Hon Torhukerhijo over his purported foul language in a media chat and report back to the house so as to carry out their premeditated agenda.

Fearing that he may be suspended like his other pro-Ajayi lawmakers,
Torhukerhijo sought the protection of the court from being suspended.

An order ex-parte granted by Justice Ademola Bola consequently restrained the Assembly, Speaker, their officers, agents and servants from suspending the lawmaker representing Ese-Odo as a member of the House.

The order was also served with a motion on notice as well as an originating summons.