Judge’s Petition Against Aregbesola Strange – Civil Society Groups
The Osun Civil Societies Coalition (OCSC) has described theACTION of a serving judge who petitioned the Osun State House of Assembly over alleged mismanagement of the state’s resources by Governor Rauf Aregbesola as strange and unexpected of a judicial officer who knows the nitty-gritty of the law.
TheGROUP, in a petition signed by Comrades Waheed Lawal and Bello Adebayo, chairman and general secretary respectively and sent to the Secretary, National Judicial Council (NJC) yesterday, demanded the investigation of Justice Oloyede Folahanmi.
Justice Folahanmi had sent a 36 -page petition to the Osun State House of Assembly, calling for the probe and possible impeachment of the governor over alleged mismanagement of the state resources if found culpable.
But the OCSC called on the state Assembly to thoroughlyINVESTIGATE all the allegations raised by Justice Folahanmi in her petition, just as it urged the Assembly not to hesitate to impeach Aregbesola if truly he had committed impeachable offence as alleged.
The coalition said, “In as much as we are not in support of corruption, we call on the Osun lawmakers to be fair and transparent in investigating the petition and we demand that appropriate action be taken on Governor Aregbesola if he commits impeachable offence as alleged.”
The petition reads in part, “A subterranean look at the contents of the petition shows that the petitioner who is a serving judicial officer failed to conduct herself in such a manner to preserve the dignity of her office and the impartiality andINDEPENDENT of the judiciary.”