The National Judicial Council has requested the Inspector-General of Police to take over and investigate the alleged attacks on Justices John Adeyeye and Isaac Olusegun Ogunyemi, some members of staff of the court and vandalisation of property of the High Court of Justice, Ado-Ekiti. The NJC also demanded that the police bring the culprits to justice.
In a statement yesterday by Soji Oye, Acting Director (Information) of the NJC, the council stated that “following the recent unfortunate and worrisome incidents in Ekiti State Judiciary, particularly in the High Court Complex, Ado-Ekiti, the National Judicial Council held an Emergency Meeting on 2nd October, 2014 under the Chairmanship of Hon. Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar, GCON, and considered the various complaints and petitions forwarded to it.
As a fallout of the meeting, the NJC “requested the Inspector-General of Police as a matter of urgency to provide adequate security to Judicial Officers and the Judiciary in Ekiti State.”
The statement also indicated that all petitions forwarded by all parties to the council on the matter are being looked into.
More so, the NJC “condemned in very strong terms the attacks on the Judiciary and Judicial Officers in general across the country and in particular, the one carried out in High Court Complex, Ado-Ekiti on 22nd and 25th September, 2014.”