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Judicial Council orders Ekiti courts to be re-opened

14 October 2014, 11:28

Ekiti - The Chief Judge of Ekiti State, Justice Ayodele Daramola, has been directed by the National Judicial Council to announce the re-opening of the courts in the state, Punch reports.

The Presidency has ordered the courts in Ekiti State shut down until the inauguration of the state governor-elect, Ayo Fayose on October 16.

Also read: Hoodlums disrupt court proceedings against Fayose

Crisis started when hoodlums invaded the Ekiti State High Court on September 22  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.

On September 25, another judge, Justice John Adeyeye, was beaten by some political thugs who also tore his suit into shreds.

Read more at Punch


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