The battle of wit over the petition written by Justice Folahanmi Oloyede against Governor Rauf Aregbesola continued on Friday with the reply to the query issued her by the state’s Judicial Service Commission.
After dismissing Oloyede’s petition, the state House of Assembly, it was learnt, wrote to the Chief Judge, Adepele Ojo, asking her as the JSC chairman to query Oloyede over her conduct.
An hint about the query was dropped by Lukman Ogunsetan, a counsel to Oloyede, on Thursday, when he appeared in court in respect of an application for an Order of Certiorari to quash the recommendations of the Osun Assembly’s Ad-hoc committee that dismissed her petition.
He added that the embattled judge was expected to respond within seven days to the query, ending next week Monday.
However, the application that was supposed to be heard by the vacation judge, did not get a mention, as Justice Adeyinka Aderibigbe, after the day’s proceedings, announced that his next sitting would be next week Thursday.
The judge, it was however learnt, in her reply reminded JSC that the matter she was asked to respond to was already in court, adding that, whether heard yet or not, the matter is before the court.
When contacted, counsel to Oloyede, Lanre Ogunlesi, confirmed the receipt of the query, and said Oloyede did not react to any of the issues raised because doing so will be sub-judicial.
Source: National Mirror