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Hands off my case, I won’t get justice with you – Ex-Ondo Deputy Speaker tells CJ

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The rapid previous Deputy Speaker of the Ondo State Home of Meeting, Iroju Ogundeji, has requested that the newly appointed Chief Decide of Ondo State, Justice Williams Akintoroye, ought to arms off his case towards the state meeting

Based on Iroju who made the attraction on Monday, this needs to be accomplished for “neutral adjudication and fast dispensation of justice.”

Following his impeachment final 12 months because the Deputy Speaker of the Meeting, Iroju had approached the courtroom to declare his impeachment null and void.

Recall that Ogundeji was impeached final 12 months following the disaster that erupted within the Home of Meeting within the construct as much as final 12 months’s governorship election in Ondo state.

Whereas insisting that the management of the Meeting doesn’t have the required variety of lawmakers to question him, the state legislature argued that Iroju’s impeachment adopted due course of with 20 lawmakers who supported the transfer.

In a letter addressed to the Chief Decide, Iroju disclosed he was now not snug with the fraternization of the Chief Decide with the defendants within the case earlier than him.

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Iroju argued that because the case had been filed earlier than the courtroom, trial was but to begin, including that no witness had been referred to as “due to this fact itemizing my case to begin listening to in your courtroom clearly suggests curiosity by the courtroom.”

“Consequently, I’m not assured that I’ll get justice out of your Lordship’s courtroom, coupled with incessant adjournment because the first of December, 2020.

The letter partly learn, “A case that had been filed on 1st of December, 2020 that’s the time sure, but to be heard.

“Your Lordship expressly praised the speaker of the ODHA and his estranged deputy throughout your Lordship’s affirmation on Tuesday, twenty eighth of September, 2021.

“Your Lordship’s curiosity is very suggestive of doable curiosity, bias and prejudice. The video recording of your Lordship’s assertion is obtainable on request.

“Additional to the above submissions due to this fact, I hereby apply that this case be taken to a different Decide for neutral adjudication and fast dispensation of justice.”

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