Court didn’t dismiss Ondo dep gov suit -Adegboruwa, SAN

Counsel to embattled deputy governor of Ondo State, Mr. Lucky Aiyedatiwa, Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN, has denied report that an Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure has dismissed the suit by Aiyedatiwa.

Adegboruwa in a statement on Tuesday, said: “My attention has been drawn to a misleading and false report to the extent that the Akure High Court dismissed the case of the Deputy Governor of Ondo State today.

This is not correct at all. I was in court today in Akure in the reported case.

Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN


“Far from the misleading report of the alleged dismissal, the court did not dismiss any application.

“The claimant (deputy governor) had a pending application for injunction pending appeal which was slated for hearing today.

“When the case was called, the claimant’s counsel informed the court that since the claimant has almost perfected the process of compilation and transmission of the record of appeal for the hearing of his appeal, there was no need to burden the court with the pending application.

“He then applied to withdraw it and it was accordingly struck out. The application for costs by counsel to the House of Assembly was declined by the court.

“In law generally, the court does not form the habit of dismissing any case that has not been heard on the merits,” he added.

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