The lawyer to Chief Jide Awe, Ekiti State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Tony Adeniyi, has denied reports that a Federal High Court in Jos has vacated its restriction order on police to arrest Chief Awe and four others on allegation of murder.
Media reports have indicated that the stage was set for re-arrest and retrial of Awe and others with the court vacating its earlier restrain order on the police.
But speaking from the courtroom of the Federal High Court in Jos, Adeniyi stated that rather than vacating the order, the court had granted Awe more reliefs.
His words: “The police were further restrained from any illegal arrest. We think the BSES is due for sanctions by the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) before it worsens the already damaged reputation of Ekiti people.”
Also reacting to the development, APC Publicity Secretary in Ekiti State, Taiwo Olatubosun, criticized Fayose who frustrated hearing in his own eligibility case by shutting down the Judiciary using security agents while now arm-twisting the same judiciary to nail his political opponents.
He said PDP’s action is a contempt of court by misinforming the public on a court pronouncement. He urged the party to first present Fayose to the courts to clear cases of alleged funds misappropriation and murder preferred against, because “he who comes to equity must come with clean hands”.
Olatubosun noted that unfortunately, the governor has not changed his ways as could be seen in the attack on the judiciary and beating of judges, including desecration of the legislature by providing security cover for seven lawmakers including three non-lawmakers to impeach the Speaker in an Assembly of 26 members.
He said the governor should allow discharged and acquitted judgment on Awe, Kehinde Boluwade and others to stand instead of using the police to terrorise them, even as he urged the police to stop being used as tools to persecute the governor’s opponents.