Monday, 9 January 2017

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose has called for the outright sack of controversial judge, Justice Okon Abang.

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose has called
for the outright sack of controversial
judge, Justice Okon Abang.

Fayose said Mr Abang is nothing but a
cancer that is capable of destroying the
judiciary and by extension the entire
country.
Recall that Justice Abang was among the
11 judges recently redployed by the
Fedral High Court Leadership.“For a judge like Okon Abang, whose
judgements were described as fraudulent
on democracy by Justices of the Appeal
Court, what he deserved is outright sack,
not transfer.
“If the appellate court could go to the
extent of saying that he (Abang)
embarked on a wild goose chase, spoke
from both sides of his mouth and acted
like Father Christmas, in saner climes,
such a judge does not deserve a place in
the judiciary.
“To us, Justice Abang is nothing but a
cancer that is capable of destroying the
judiciary and by extension the entire
country if he is allowed to continue as a
judge. He should be shown the exit door
from the judiciary,’’ Fayose said.
Also commenting on the transfer of Mr
Abang, some legal practitioners in Abuja
commended the Chief Judge of the
Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim
Auta, for re-deploying Justice Abang,
who they termed “controversial.”
The legal practitioners, including Senior
Advocates of Nigeria, who pleaded
anonymity, said the judge ought to have
been re-deployed before now.
“I can tell you that almost everyone is
pleased with this development. Though
Justice Abang is a fine gentleman, he
has, however, turned very controversial
since he was transferred from Lagos to
Abuja.
“Aside several petitions that had been
lodged against him before the National
Judicial Council, NJC, since he came to
Abuja, his various controversial
judgements, especially on sensitive
political matters, did not help matters,”
a SAN who has a case pending before
the judge said.
Another lawyer, who simply gave his
name as Mr Lawrence A said:
“Redeployment of Justice Abang is a
welcome development. The judiciary, as
you know is very conservative. Since the“Most times when I hear of any
controversial ruling coming from the
Abuja division of the court, even without
reading the story, I will just guess that it
was delivered by Abang and most of the
time my guess turned out to be right.”
learned judge came to the Abuja division,
it has been one controversy or the other