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Courts in Ekiti shut down over legal crisis

26 September 2014, 10:03

Ekiti - Authorities in Ekiti State on Thursday ordered the immediate closure of all state courts there after political thugs backing the governor-elect, Ayodele Fayose, descended on a court, attacking a judge and other staff.

Hoodlums invaded the Ekiti State High Court  to disrupt proceedings in a case challenging the eligibility of the Governor-elect and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP, Ayodele Fayose, to contest the June 21 governorship election

The assailants attacked Justice John Adeyeye, beating him up and ripping his clothes for being allegedly rude to Fayose.

Also read: Hoodlums disrupt court proceedings against Fayose

The Chief Registrar of the state Judiciary, Obafemi Fasanmi, stated this in a statement in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday.

Fasanmi said the decision was taken as a result of series of attacks launched on the court premises by hoodlums since Monday which, he said, had continued unabated.

 He said the action of the chief judge had become necessary in order to protect the lives of judges and other judicial officers who were being harassed and man-handled by thugs on a daily basis.

The chief registrar said that a new date for the reopening of the courts would be announced later.



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