Court refrains Akeredolu, Assembly from unseating Ondo Chief Judge

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A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday restrained the Governor of Ondo State, the state House of Assembly, Attorney-General and three others from taking any further steps in relation to the alleged probe of the Chief Judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, over a viral video made by one Olupelumi Fagboyegun.

Also restrained are the Attorney-General of the Federation, the National Judicial Council and the Inspector-General of Police.

Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the order in his ruling on an ex-parte application filed by Justice Akeredolu, who alleged, among others, that the decision by the state government, through its former AG, Charles Titiloye, to refer the allegations made against her and the state’s judiciary by Fagboyegun in the viral video to the House of Assembly for investigation, was an illegal act designed to remove her from office.

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