All actions taken by the Ondo Governor, Attorney General, and House of Assembly in relation to the investigation of allegations of official misconduct leveled against Ondo Chief Judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, in a viral video made by one of her relatives, Olupelumi Fagboyegun, have been set aside by a Federal High Court in Abuja.
Justice Inyang Ekwo, who issued the order on Thursday while delivering a judgment in the CJ’s suit against Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and others, called the investigation into the embattled judge “unconstitutional and illegal.”
In the viral video, Fagboyegun, who claimed to be the state’s chief judge’s stepbrother, claimed that Akeredolu instigated his three-year detention for going to their father’s house.
However, the state government, through the Attorney General, ordered an investigation and probe into Justice Akeredolu’s abuse of power.
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However, the judge had filed a lawsuit against the state government, alleging that the governor was plotting to depose her.
While the chief judge is the plaintiff, the first to sixth defendants are 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.
The judge issued an order of permanent injunction prohibiting all defendants from taking any further action in the matter, among other things.