Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has raised an alarm that the controversial Federal High Court Abuja judge, Justice Okon Abang, is now hunting him because he criticised and called for his sack.
Fayose who described the judge as a cancer that is capable of destroying the entire judiciary in Nigeria if nothing is done to curb his excesses, added that Abang now sees his position as a judge, as a
means of getting at anyone that is opposed to him.
The governor stated this in a statement he released through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka.
Part of the statement read, “Just because I criticised him and called for his sack based on his fraudulent practices as established by the Court of Appeal in its judgment on August 18, 2016 and November 24, 2016, he hurriedly granted an interlocutory order against me on a matter pending before another judge.
“I am however not surprised that Justice Abang, whom I have publicly said should be sacked by the NJC because of his unprofessional practices as established by the Court of Appeal in its judgment on August 18, 2016 and November 24, 2016, opted to get at me through strange and obnoxious proceedings.
“If Justice Abang is an honourable person, he would have declined to handle the matter, let alone granting an indefinite order less than 48 hours that I called for his sack.
“However, because Justice Abang is not honourable, those desperately looking for means to get at me and are ready to enlist the support of anyone that is amenable, rushed to him last Friday and secured an exparte order with interlocutory nature the
same day the application was filed.
“How could a judge have granted order on matter that is before another court of coordinate jurisdiction and such an order will be granted the same day?
“It is on record that justices of the Appeal Court described Justice Abang judgments as fraudulent and that he raped democracy. They went further to say that he (Abang) embarked on a wild goose chase; spoke
from both sides of his mouth and acted like Father Christmas. In saner climes, what he should do is to resign because that is a clear indictment on his personality and character.
“Therefore, I insist that the NJC should wade into Justice Abang’s fraudulent judgments with a view to showing him the way out of the bench so that our judiciary can redeem its image,” Governor Fayose
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