Ekiti Chief Judge recovers from court collapse wounds, resumes on Monday

Ogunsakin Mustapha
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L-R: NBA President, Yakubu Maikyau SAN, with Ekiti State Chief Judge, Justice Oyewole Adeyeye in London yesterday

Ekiti State Chief Judge, Justice Oyewole Adeyeye on whom the wall of his court collapsed on July 12, 2023 has fully recovered from the wounds and trauma. He is set to resume work on Monday, November 13, 2023.

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, SAN disclosed this after he visited Justice Adeyeye in London on Thursday November 9, 2023. Maikyau  expressed gratitude to God that Justice Adeyeye has quickly recovered to full health, following injuries sustained from the collapse of part of the Ekiti State High Court complex housing the Chambers of his lordship.

According to NBA Publicity Secretary, Akorede Habeeb Lawal, the NBA President disclosed that his lordship is in high spirits and is set to return to the country to resume work on Monday. “His Lordship was full of appreciation to God Almighty for sparing his life and restoring his health. He acknowledged the support of the Ekiti State Government, the legal icon Aare Afe Babalola OFR, SAN, the judiciary, and the NBA for standing by him in this trying times”.

L-R: NBA President, Yakubu Maikyau SAN, with Ekiti State Chief Judge, Justice Oyewole Adeyeye in London yesterday

Recall that the NBA had bemoaned the deplorable state of court infrastructures across the country, following the collapse of the Chambers of the Chief Judge Ekiti State leading to his lordship’s hospitalisation and subsequent medical consultation in the United Kingdom.

Meanwhile, the NBA has confirmed an attack on a judge of the Upper Area Court in Balanga Local Government Area of Gombe State, who was visiting a locus in quo. The NBA condemns this attack in unequivocal terms and has pledged to ensure that the perpetrators of this criminal contempt of court are apprehended and made to face the full weight of the law.

To this end, the NBA President has directed the Chairmen of NBA Gombe Branch and the NBA Security Agencies Relations Committee (SARC) to collaborate with the Gombe State Police Command and has called on the Commissioner of Police, Gombe State to get to the root of this incident as soon as possible.

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