The Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure has commenced hearing in the suit seeking the removal from office the state acting chief judge, Justice Temitayo Osoba for alleged overstaying in office and age falsification.
The plaintiff and legal practitioner, Mr Femi Emodamori had told the court presided over by Justice Aderemi Adegoroye that the National Judicial Council, (NJC) and the Ondo state house of assembly had not confirmed the appointment of the acting chief judge.
Emodamori therefore prayed the court to declare the position of the CJ vacant since three months required by the 1999 constitution for the confirmation of justice Osoba’s appointment had elapsed.
At the resumed hearing of the case, counsel to the Acting CJ and the state government, Batife Philip withdrew his appearance for Genevieve Okoye from Dayo Akinlaja chambers but it was countered by the prosecuting counsel.
The presiding judge, Justice Aderemi Adegoroye adjourned the case to June 16 and ordered the prosecuting counsel to file an application countering the change of the defence counsels.
09 June, 2017