Impeachment; Olaniyan's lawyer faults Oyo CJ
Following the successful removal of Rauf Olaniyan from office as the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, his legal counsel, Chief Afolabi Fashanu has accused the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Munta Abimbola of breaching his oath of office by ignoring the service of notice of appeal and application for injunction pending appeal when he proceeded to constitute an investigation committee.
Fashanu who described the committee set up by the CJ as a charade that cannot stand the test of time said the move is against established law and practice.
He also accused the members of the panel of being appointed and paid to do what he described as “bodge and botched jobs”, adding that the effort is contrary to good conscience.
Fashanu said the investigation by the committee set by Honorable Chief Judge was a charade that cannot stand the test of time noting that,
the Honorable Chief Judge breached his oath of office by ignoring the service of notice of appeal and application for injunction pending appeal when he proceeded to constitute the investigation committee.
He said his action was against established law and practice adding that members of the panel were appointed and paid to do bodge and botched jobs which must be contrary to good conscience.
Fashanu had last week Thursday, filed a notice of appeal and an application for stay of execution of the judgement by a Court presided over by Justice Ladiran Akintola of the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan which dismissed a case filed by Olaniyan.
He filed the appeal barely one hour after the judgement was delivered.
Fashanu had put before the appellate court an application for the court to stay the enforcement and execution of the judgement pending the reservation of the appeal that was have filed.