By Adenitan Akinola

Notwithstanding the order of the National Industrial Court, Ibadan Division, the Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke has suspended the state Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Adepele-Ojo.

Consequently, the governor has appointed Justice Olayinka Afolabi as acting Chief Judge of the state.

According to a statement by his spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, the appointment is consequent upon the approval of the Resolution of the House of Assembly asking Justice Adepele-Ojo to step aside. 

It reads, “Governor Ademola Adeleke has appointed Justice Olayinka David Afolabi as the acting Chief Judge of Osun State with immediate effect following the approval of the resolution of the House of Assembly.” 

The new acting Chief Judge will be sworn in on Friday.

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