The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has given Jutice Folahanmi Oloyede  of Osun State 14 days ultimatum to reply a query over a petition against her by Comrade Waheed Lawal and two members of Osun Civil Societies Coalition.

The group had written a petition requesting the National Judicial Council to investigate Justice Oloyede Olamide Folahanmi for asking the Osun State House of Assembly to probe the State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola over his inability to pay civil servants’ salaries. 

The letter to Folahanmi read “I forward herewith a petition, dated 28th July, 2015, against you by Comrade Waheed Lawal and two members of Osun Civil Societies Coalition, on the above subject matter. The petition speaks for itself. I shall be glad to have your comments within 14 days from the date of your receipt of this letter, please.”

The OCSC, in the petition signed by one Mr. Waheed Lawal and two others dated July 28, 2015, asked the NJC to investigate the judge following her petition to the Osun State House of Assembly where she accused Governor Rauf Aregbesola of corruption.

The query with Ref. No. NJC/S.29/HC.OS/16/1/107, written to Oloyede through the Chief Judge of Osun State, Justice Adepele Ojo, and dated August 25, was said to have been delivered to the embattled judge last Wednesday.

The group asked the NJC to sanction Oloyode in order to prevent other judges, who might want to emulate her, by allegedly surrendering themselves to be used by politicians, to achieve their aims.
The OCSC accused Oloyede of partisanship and failure to conduct herself in a manner to preserve the dignity of her office.