BREAKING: Court Halts Suspension of Ondo Lawmaker
The Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon. Bamidele Oleyeloogun has been restrained from suspending Hon. Success Torhukerhijo, the lawmaker representing Eseodo constituency in the Assembly.
Recall that Hon Torhukerhijo was suspended for misconduct but he claimed to have been victimised for refusing to back the impeachment of Deputy Governor; Hon Agboola Ajayi.
Other lawmakers loyal to Ajayi that were suspended were the Deputy Speaker; Hon Ogundeji Iroju, Hon Favour Tomomowo and Hon Wale Williams.
Hon Torhukerhijo had sought the protection of the Ondo State High Court from being suspended.
In an order ex-parte granted by Justice Ademola Bola on Tuesday, the court restrained the Assembly, Speaker, their officers, agents and servants from suspending the lawmaker.
Justice Bola also restrained the Defendants/Respondents, their officers, servants and agents from preventing the applicant from performing his constitutional duties or any legislative function as a member of the Ondo State House of Assembly pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice in this suit.
The court restrained the Defendants/Respondents, their officers, agents and servants from stopping the benefits or other entitlements of the claimant as an elected member of the House of Assembly pending the determination of the motion on notice.