Osun judge sacked for writing petition against Aregebesola

Osun judge sacked for writing petition against Aregebesola

The National Judicial Council, NJC, has recommended Justice Olamide Oloyede of the Osun State High Court for sack for writing petition against Gov. Rauf Aregbesola.

Justice Oloyede’s sack was contained in statement the council’s acting Director of Information, Mr. Soji Oye issued in Abuja on Sunday where she was recommended for compulsory retirement pending President Muhammadu Buhari and Gov. Aregbesola’s confirmation.

The statement reads, “On the allegations levelled against Justice Oloyede by a group, Osun Civil Societies Coalition, the council also recommended her compulsory retirement from office to the Osun governor sequel to the findings of its fact-finding committee that: “The judge failed to conduct herself in such a manner as to preserve the dignity of her office and the impartiality and independence of the judiciary when she wrote a petition against the Osun State governor and his deputy to the members of the state House of Assembly, and circulated same to 36 persons/organisations.

“The petition written by the judge was said to contain political statements, unsubstantiated allegations and accusations aimed at deriding, demeaning and undermining the government of Osun State, the person and character of the governor (as one who is cruel, a liar and a traitor), his deputy and aides.

“The council also found that the petition contained statements calculated to incite the residents of Osun State against the state government and its elected officers.

“Justice Oloyede crossed the fundamental right of freedom of speech and created a negative perception of the Nigerian judiciary to the public.

“The allegations against the judge constitute a misconduct contrary to Section 292(1) (b) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended and Rules 1(1) and 5 of the 2016 Revised Code of Conduct for Judicial Officers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”


It will be recalled that in 2015, Justice Olamide Oloyede initiated a petition calling for the removal of Gov. Aregbesola, and his deputy over alleged fraud. She, however, came under attack from a section of politicians and their supporters.

At a point, she was accused of husband-snatching, and a petition was written against her to NJC but the council cleared her of any wrongdoing.

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