Court fixes March 11 to hear Ondo Chief Judge’s suit against Akeredolu
The Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed March 11 for hearing of a suit brought before it by the Chief Judge of Ondo State, Justice Oluwatoyin Akerdeolu.
Justice Akeredolu had in the suit claimed that the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and the state’s House of Assembly were plotting to remove her from office.
This, she said us being done under the pretext of investigating allegations contained in a viral video that was made by Olupelumi Fagboyegun. Fagboyegun had in the video, alleged that the Chief Judge influenced his detention for about three years.
Cited as Defendants in the suit are the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), the National Judicial Council (NJC), Ondo State Governor, Ondo State Attorney General (AG), the state’s House of Assembly and the Inspector General of Police (IGP). At the mention of the case on Friday, counsel to the Plaintiff, Jibrin Okutepa, SAN, informed the court that all the Defendants have been served with the originating process.
He said they were served within three days, in line with the order the court made on February 25, 2021. Okutepa said he was ready for the hearing of a motion on notice already filed by the Plaintiff.
However, counsel to the AGF, Mr. T. A. Uchegbu, who acknowledged service of the processes, said she came in contact with the case file in her office on March 4.
Uchegbu prayed the court for an adjournment to enable her office to respond to the applications served on it. Aside from the AGF, none of the other Respondents were represented in court on Friday.