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Court throws out suspended Ogun LG chairman’s suit to stop probe

An Ogun High Court in Ijebu Ode has dismissed an ex-parte application filed by the suspended Chairman of Ijebu East Local Government, Wale Adedayo.

Adedayo asked the court to stop further investigations and actions by the councillors probing him on financial mismanagement allegations.

But in its ruling the presiding judge, Justice Ayodele Omoniyi, threw out the application.

Counsel for the plaintiff, told the court of the ex-parte motion dated September 6 praying for an interim order restraining the defendants, their agents, and privies from further proceeding on the letter of invitation to the claimant.

The invitation letter asked him to appear before the Legislative Council on September 14 or in the alternative to order parties to maintain the status quo.

The court noted that the application by the plaintiff was not timely since he had received a notice on August 31 of the said resolution but waited till September 11 before filing his application.

The claimant was ordered to put the defendants on notice and return for the hearing of the originating summons on September 22, 2023.

Councillors of the Ijebu East Legislative Council recently suspended the chairman in continuation of investigations on alleged financial malpractices. His vice chairman was directed to take over pending the conclusion of its investigation.

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