EKITI State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the controversial Federal High Court Abuja judge, Justice Okon Abang as a cancer capable of destroying the entire judiciary in Nigeria, if nothing was done to curb his excesses. The governor, who said Justice Abang was now seeing his position as a judge as a means of getting at anyone opposed to him, disclosed that “just because I criticised him and called for his sack based on his fraudulent practices as established by the Court of Appeal in its judgement on August 18, 2016, and November 24, 2016, he hurriedly granted an interlocutory order against me on a matter pending before another judge.” Speaking through his special assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose reiterated his call to the National Judicial Council, NJC, to save the judiciary from Abang’s embarrassment by sending him out of the bench. “I am, however, not surprised that Justice Abang, whom I have publicly said should be sacked by the NJC because of his unprofessional practices as established by the Court of Appeal in its judgement on August 18, 2016, and November 24, 2016, opted to get at me through strange and obnoxious proceedings,” the governor said. He added that “jf Justice Abang is an honourable person, he would have declined to handle the matte, let alone granting an indefinite order less than 48 hours that I called for his sack. “However, because Justice Abang is not honourable, those desperately looking for means to get at me and are ready to enlist the support of anyone that is amenable, including the Satan, rushed to him last Friday and secured an ex-parte order with interlocutory nature, the same day the application was filed. “How could a judge have granted order on a matter that is before another court of coordinate jurisdiction and such an order will be granted the same day? Fayose queried. “It is on record that justices of the Appeal Court described Justice Abang’s judgements as fraudulent and that he raped democracy. They went further to say that he (Abang) embarked on a wild goose chase; spoke from both sides of his mouth and acted like ‘Father Christmas.’ In saner climes, what he should do is to resign because that is a clear indictment on his personality and character,” Fayose declared. He therefore insisted that the NJC should wade into Justice Abang’s “fraudulent judgments” with a view to showing him the way out of the judiciary to redeem its image.


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