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You Can’t Return To Office By Force, Court Restrains Sacked Oyo Council Chairmen

An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan,on Tuesday restrained the 68 sacked council chairmen from forcefully taking over the secretariats of local government areas (LGAs) and local council development areas (LCDAs) across the state.

The Court, presided over by Honourable Justice Moshood Abass, granted the four reliefs sought by the lead counsel to the Oyo State Government, Dr. Akin Onigbinde(SAN), including an order of interim injunction restraining the sacked chairmen from forcefully taking over the councils or taking steps capable of causing breach of peace in the state.

The orders of interim injunction, which were granted by the court followed an ex-parte motion filed by the State Government in Suit No: I/28/2020.

Also restrained were the Attorney General of the Federation(AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami(SAN); Inspector General of Police(IGP), Mohammed Adamu; Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, Mr. Shina Olukolu and the Oyo State All Progressives Congress(APC) chairman, Chief Akin Oke.

The parties and their agents were restrained from taking any step that could tamper with local government administration, the pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

According to the judge, the sacked chairmen, as well as the four other defendants, their officers, agents, privies or otherwise, were restrained from taking steps that would cause a breach of peace by embarking on self-help to give effect to a letter dated January 14, 2020 with reference number HAGF/OYO/2020/VOL.I/1 issued by Malami to the sacked chairmen and the Inspector General of Police, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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