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Court stops Adeleke from removing Osun CJ
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Court stops Adeleke from removing Osun CJ

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, has restrained the Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, from removing the State Chief Judge, Adepele Ojo and Michael Obidiya, as the secretary of the state Judicial Service Commission.

The court gave the orders following two separate suits filed by Ojo and Obidiya through their counsel, Oladipo Olasope.

Ojo in a suit number NICN/IB/6123 filed by her counsel, had dragged Adeleke before the court and joined in the matter, Osun State Attorney General, Osun State Judicial Service Commission and the state Accountant General.

The claimant in a motion ex-parte dated November 15, 2023, prayed the court for an order of interim injunction, restraining the defendants from removing, reversing, or terminating her appointment and conditions of service as the Chief Judge of Osun State, “including but not limited to salaries and other pecuniary benefits, pending the determination of the interlocutory application.”