UPDATE: Ekiti High Court Shut Indefinitely Over Assaulted Judge, Fayose Speaks

The Ekiti State High Court was today shut indefinitely after
a High Court Judge was allegedly beaten by Pro-Fayose thugs this morning in
the court premises.
The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of the
State, Mr. Olawale Fapohunda, who frowned at the act, vowed to sue the state
governor-elect, Ayodele Fayose, and also hold his
lawyers responsible for the act. However, the Governor elect has denied
ordering anyone to beat up the said judge.  And here’s what he said… Find it below…

“I am not aware that a judge was beaten. In fact, this is
strange to me. Though, I visited the Election Petition Tribunal as a party to
the case and I was the only one that was allowed passage by security to the
Tribunal. And to the best of my knowledge, the three judges handling the
Tribunal case actually seated.
“How can I order the people to beat up a Judge that has
nothing to do with me? At what point was this Judge beaten? Was he a member of
the Tribunal? Because I went to the Tribunal and not the regular Court.
“But I want to point out that a situation whereby Judges or
judicial officers , who should be custodian of the law got compromised with
politicians, then anarchy sets in. The Judge handling the suit against my
qualification dropped the case because of tension and because he lacks the
confidence to continue.
“It would have been better for him to insist that he would
try the case based on its merit. It is sad that most of our judges have
“If you have been defeated in all the 16 Local Governments
and you now want to come through the window, it won’t be like ice cream party
to APC. I would not be too cheap like Segun Oni. I am not going to be cheap at
all because I am elected by the people.

“I don’t care about whatever they write about me because I
have grown a thick skin. The strategy of APC will not work. Nobody, no matter
how highly placed would remove me cheaply.”

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