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Court Restrains Ondo Govt From Probing Chief Judge Over Viral Video

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has restrained the Ondo State Government from investigating the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu over a viral video made by her relative, Olupelumi Fagboyegun.

Justice Inyang Ekwo, who gave the order on Thursday while delivering a judgment in the suit brought by the CJ against Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, and others, described the move to probe the embattled judge as “unconstitutional and illegal.”

Fagboyegun, who claimed to be a stepbrother to the state’s chief judge, in the viral video, had alleged that Akeredolu instigated his detention for three years for going to their father’s house.

The state government, through the Attorney General, however, ordered an investigation and probe of abuse of power by Justice Akeredolu.

However, the judge had filed a suit challenging the action of the state government, alleging that the governor was plotting to remove her from office.

While the chief judge is the plaintiff, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), the National Judicial Council (NJC), Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu, the Ondo State Attorney General (AG), the state’s House of Assembly and the Inspector General of Police are 1st to 6th defendants respectively.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.