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Fayose raises alarm over fresh plot against him

Posted by By OLA AGBAJE on 2007/07/12 | Views: 396 |

Fayose raises alarm over fresh plot against him


Former Ekiti State Governor, Dr Ayodele Fayose, has raised an alarm over alleged move to press criminal charges against him before an Ekiti State Magistrate Court, inspite of the subsisting order of a Federal High Court barring security agencies from interfering with his freedom and liberty.

Former Ekiti State Governor, Dr Ayodele Fayose, has raised an alarm over alleged move to press criminal charges against him before an Ekiti State Magistrate Court, inspite of the subsisting order of a Federal High Court barring security agencies from interfering with his freedom and liberty.

Fayose raised the alarm in a letter written by his counsel, Dr Alex Izinyon (SAN) to the Chief Registrar of the Ekiti State High Court ,in which he complained about the clandestine move to circumvent the order of the Federal High Court.

The alleged plot is coming at a time the former governor has concluded plans to return to his troubled state after months in hiding following his impeachment last year.

Justice Tijani Abubakar had on July 3, 2007 granted leave to Fayose to enforce his fundamental rights while ruling a motion expacte brought before him.
The permission to enforce his rights, the court ordered shall operate as stay of all action pertaining to the applicant’s freedom and liberty by the police and security agencies.

Worried by the alleged underground move to press trumped up charges before a magistrate court in the state as soon as Fayose arrives, Izinyon warned the State Judiciary not to do anything that may amount to flagrant disobedience of the High Court order which could lead to contempt proceeding against such violators.

Specifically, Izinyon reminded Ekiti State Judiciary that the subsisting order clearly prohibited all criminal proceedings and charges against Fayose without first making resource to the Federal High Court, Lagos to seek and obtain leave of the court.

“One of the reliefs is that leave of the said Federal High Court must first be sought and obtained before embarking on any criminal proceedings after the date of the said application.
“We view this trend as legally ominous and the legal consequences, if it is carried out is an affront to the above said order which shall be visited with contempt,” the letter warned.
The letter wondered how a criminal charge could be pressed against Fayose without the police involvement.


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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.