By Michael Ofulue, Osogbo
Few hours after Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State sacked the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Oyebola Adepele Ojo, the House Committee on Judiciary, Public Petition and Legal has ordered the sacked CJ to appear before it to answer allegations against her.
Our correspondent learnt that the committee is expected to investigate the petitions submitted against the former CJ by inviting her and report to the House within seven days.
In a statement, Tiamiyu Olamide, the Chief Press Secretary to the Assembly Speaker, Adewale Egbedun, said the House also resolved that pending the outcome of the investigation, the Chief Judge should step aside, not for any disciplinary action, but to allow for proper investigation.
“This House decision is in line with the investigative powers vested on the House of Assembly by the provisions of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).