Activists fault forgery allegation against judge

Posted by News Express | 25 July 2016 | 2,509 times

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The Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEOS) has described the recent allegation of forgery of the 2014 Revised National Judicial Council (NJC) Rules against Justice Olamide Folahanmi Oloyede of Osun State High Court, as a national embarrassment and a sign of a failed judicial system.

The group disclosed that it has concluded arrangements to begin the battle for redress of what it described as “injustice and inhuman verdict of the apex body of the bench (NJC) against the courageous judge, saying that this injustice will not stand the test of time.

At the end of its 77th meeting, the group’s Acting Director of Information, Mr. Soji Oye delivered the outcome of the meeting.

“The group’s Chairman, Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, noted that the group would fight this cause to the end by ensuring that justice was done to the courageous jurist, adding that this singular action of the NJC has brought a great stigma to the nation’s judicial system under Justice Mahmud Muhammed before the international community.”

He also explained that the group and “other well meaning Nigerians at home and abroad have also concluded arrangements to honour the courageous and incorruptible jurist of the season, Justice Olamide Folahanmi Oloyede with a book to be titled; “Justice Oloyede: The Heroine of Nigeria Judiciary.

“To confirm our disposition that Governor Rauf Aregbesola bought the National Judicial Council (NJC) verdict, Aregbesola and Justice Ibrahim N. Auta were in London  few days ago for inordinate meeting to review their premeditated action on Justice Oloyede and this development  is a national embarrassment before for the apex body of the bench in the land to throw caution to the wind by going against its rules to unjustly recommend compulsory retirement for an incorruptible and courageous jurist at a time majority of Nigeria Judges failed corruption test.

“As a result of this, NJC now fraudulently used the newly rule 1(1) and 5 of the 2016 Revised Code of Conduct for Judicial officers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to sanction Justice Oloyede for the unsubstantiated offences committed in June 2015 while the 2014 National Judicial Council – Judicial discipline regulations were invoked for Judicial Officers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

•Photo shows Justice Olamide Oloyede.

Source: News Express

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