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THE GOVERNOR OF OYO STATE v. HON. JUSTICE IYABO YERIMA & ANOR

(2014) JELR 36320 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/523B/2011  •  10 Dec 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
ABUBAKAR JEGA ABDULKADIR JCA; TANI YUSUF HASSAN JCA; JOSEPH E. EKANEM JCA;

Judgement

JOSEPH E. EKANEM, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of Federal High Court, Abuja Division ("the lower court" for short) delivered on 20th January, 2011 in suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/352/2008. In the judgment the lower court entered judgment in favour of the 1st respondent (qua; plaintiff) and granted all the reliefs sought by her.

The facts giving rise to the appeal are that two petition were written against the 1st respondent concerning her conduct in the discharge of her functions as a judge of the High Court of Justice, Oyo State. One petition was written by Mr. Adebayo Shittu as the Attorney-General of Oyo State and second was written by an Organization known as the Committee for Defence of Rule of Law. On the direction of the 2nd respondent, the 1st respondent responded to the petitions and a panel of investigation was constituted to inquire into the matter.

At the panel, the former Attorney-General who authored one of the petitions was called…

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