- Kazeem Badmus
The suspended Chairman of Ijebu East Local Government of Ogun State, Wale Adedayo, has seen his ex-parte application, asking for the court to stop further investigations and actions by the councillors probing him on allegations of financial mismanagement, has been dismissed by the State High Court sitting in Ijebu Ode.
OSUN DEFENDER had reported that Adedayo was suspended by councillors suspended by councillors in his Local Government after he accused the state Governor, Dapo Abiodun of misappropriation of Local Government funds.
Barrister O.T. Are, who stood in for Adeyinka Kotoye SAN, on behalf of the suspended chairman, argued the ex-parte motion and prayed the court to grant it.
He informed the court of the ex-parte motion dated September 6 praying for an interim order restraining the defendants, their agents, and privies from further proceeding on the letter of invitation to the claimant that asked him to appear before the Legislative Council on September 14 or in the alternative to order parties to maintain the status quo.
However, the presiding judge, Justice A.A. Omoniyi, dismissed the application in “its entirety”.
The court noted that the application by the plaintiff was not timely since he had received a notice on August 31 of the said resolution but waited till September 11 before filing his application.
“Delay defeats equity,” the judge said.
The court ordered the claimant to put the defendants on notice and come back for the hearing of the originating summons on September 22, 2023.