Awolalu heads Osun Customary Court of Appeal

Osun State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Hon. Justice Foluke Awolalu as the substantive president, Customary Court of Appeal.

Justice Awolalu will replace the late Justice Gloria Oladoke, who died in September 2019.

A statement by Kunle Alabi, the Press Secretary to the Speaker, Timothy Owoeye, quoted the Speaker on Tuesday as saying at the plenary that Section 281 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria empowers the lawmakers to confirm appointment of the judge nominated by the governor for the post of the president of a Customary Court of Appeal.

He said, “The House, in compliance with the relevant Section of the 1999 Constitution, confirmed the appointment of Justice Awolalu as the president of the Osun Customary Court of Appeal.”

Meanwhile, the state House of Assembly had directed the Chairman of Osogbo South Local Council Development Area, Abdulhakeem Olaoye, to vacate his position for a period of two months.

Receiving recommendations of the joint Committees on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and Judiciary, Legal Matters, Public Petitions and Human Rights also at the plenary, Owoeye, told the chairman to hand over to his vice chairman.

According to him, the joint Committees of the House, after the investigation of allegations against Olaoye, also considered his response to the allegations and found him wanting of gross misconduct.

“The suspension doesn’t remove the chairman as a parliamentarian, he is still representing his people as a councillor, the vice-chairman will be there in acting capacity,” he said.

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