THE unusual reportedly happened at the magistrate’s court, sitting at Life Camp area in Abuja, where Honourable Albert Adeogun and Honourable Wale Fasogbon engaged each other in legal tussles, when swarm of bees suddenly stormed the court and stung every one present at the court hearing last week, while the court was entertaining the matter.
OSUN DEFENDER reliably gathered that as the court was about to mention the charges of stealing and forging of return certificate proffered against the defendant (Fashogbon) by the plaintiff (Adeogun), when the bees suddenly took over the court-room and threw the entire court premises into disarray, thus leading to a sudden adjournment till a later date.
Earlier on, Adeogun, representing Ife Federal Constituency, the plaintiff in the matter, had accused the former occupier of the seat, Fasogbon of perjury and stealing of return certificate in the party’s primary election, which made him the preferred candidate to represent the constituency under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as against the claim by the defendant, that his name was substituted with Adeogun’s name by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade and other power-brokers in the constituency.
According to Fasogbon, the plaintiff had formerly instituted charges against him, Wahab Olaniyan and Mr. Lere Adeoye, but later Adeoye was coopted by the plaintiff as a witness against him in the case while Olaniyan’s name was removed from the charge sheet.
Arguing his case in the court, Fasogbon through his lawyer, Barrister Adeniyi, upheld his claim that he was returned unopposed as the party’s candidate at the party’s primary election held in Ile-Ife and a return certificate was given to him by the party to authenticate his claim.
But Adeogun objected to his claim, that the former representative of Ife Federal Constituency at the lower chamber of the National Assembly lied under oath and that primary election did not hold in the area to ratify who would represent the constituency at the last year’s poll, which made him a representative of the constituency at the House of Representatives.
OSUN DEFENDER investigation revealed that as soon as the second charge was about to be raised by the counsel to the plaintiff, swarm of bees descended on the court room and stung all those present, which caused pandemonium and the matter to be hurriedly adjourned by the court.
In a phone chat with Fasogbon, he confirmed the claim, but added that the case would come up at a later date this month at the lower court.
By SOLA JACOBS