Confusion in Oyo as Court Restrains Reinstatement of Sacked Council Chairmen
POLITICS DIGEST – The Oyo State High Court has issued injunction order restraining the sacked council chairmen across the 33 Local Government and 35 Local Council Development Authorities from taking over the council Secretariat.
The restrains was granted by the State Government in a suit challenging the order of the Attorney General of The Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, SAN, who ordered the reinstatement of the sacked council bosses.
The Court presided over by Justice Moshud A.A Abbas granted the four reliefs sought by the lead counsel to Oyo State Government, Dr. Akin Onigbinde, SAN including an interim injunction restraining the sacked chairmen from forcefully taking over the Local Government Councils or taking steps capable of causing a breach of peace in the State.
The interim orders of injunction, which were granted by the Oyo State High Court followed an ex-parte motion filed by the State Government in Suit No: I/78/2020.
Also restrained were the AGF Malami, Inspector General of Police Commissioner of Police Muhammed Abubakar Adamu and the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, Sina Olukolu and Oyo State APC chairman, Akin Oke.
The parties and their agents were restrained from taking any step that could tamper with the pending matters before the Court of Appeal.
According to the Court, the sacked chairmen, as well as the four other defendants, their officers, agents, privies or otherwise, were restrained from taking steps that would cause breach of peace by embarking on self-help to give effect to a letter dated 14th January, 2020 with reference number HAGF/OYO/2020/VOL.I/1 issued by the Attorney General of the Federation to the sacked chairmen and the Inspector General of Police pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.