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NBA writes to CP, demands arrest of Osun chairman

The Nigerian Bar Affiliation, Osogbo Department, has petitioned the State Commissioner of Police, Umar Abba, demanding that the Speaker of the Osun State Home of Meeting, Wale Egbedun, be investigated and prosecuted for allegedly obstructing the execution of a courtroom sentence.

A lawyer, Muideen Adesina, accused Egbedun of overseeing the beating of him in the course of the execution of a courtroom sentence in Osogbo final Friday.

Adesina, in an interview with journalists, stated he joined some law enforcement officials and a bailiff to execute a courtroom order on the Authorities Technical School in Osogbo at round 9.30am, ordering individuals to vacate a chunk of land. When Egbedun responded to the decision from the victims, he arrived on the scene and prevented the execution of the order.

The lawyer additional stated that Egbedun turned offended when he tried to clarify to the chairman why the order needs to be executed as ordered by the courtroom. The individuals on the scene, together with the safety personnel hooked up to the legislature, attacked him.

The lawyer stated he was later taken away from the scene of the crime in a car in Egbedun’s convoy by a Ministry of State Safety official who was hooked up to the speaker. The official advised him he did so to keep away from being overwhelmed up additional.

However the chairman’s spokesman, Tiamiyu Olamide, criticised the lawyer’s claims, saying his director had not ordered anybody to beat Adesina.

Tiamiyu, who stated the speaker’s safety element rescued the lawyer from the mob that descended on him, added that when Egbedun and his entourage arrived on the scene, they discovered Adesina and people with him busy eradicating roofs from individuals’s outlets.

He additional stated: “The speaker by no means attacked anybody on the scene of the incident. The speaker obtained a name this morning from some residents that there have been individuals with them to forcibly evict them from the premises. He drove to the scene of the incident. When he arrived, he spoke to the police chief whom he met on the scene.

“The speaker known as a senior officer who was not current on the scene and handed the telephone to the officer on responsibility on the scene. After that, the safety personnel withdrew from the realm.”

In a brand new twist within the case, the NBA in a letter dated July 5, 2024, demanded that Egbedun be arrested and prosecuted for obstructing the execution of a courtroom judgment.

Within the letter signed by the affiliation’s Chairman and Secretary, Messrs Yemi Abiona and Ibrahim Hassan, the NBA defined that Adesina is a lawyer to the Gbaemu Royal Household in Osogbo and a plaintiff/creditor in go well with No. HOS/92/2021 PRINCE OLALEKAN SALAMI versus the Government Governor of OSUN State &ORS, wherein a judgment was rendered in 2022.

Following the stated judgment and the refusal of the judgment debtors, together with the Governor of Osun State and others, to offer peaceable possession of the piece of land that was the topic of the go well with, the attorneys involved, in accordance with the NBA, rightly commenced the method of imposing the stated judgment.

However in the course of the execution of the sentence, the speaker appeared and whereas the lawyer was attempting to clarify the scenario to him, he made gestures and raised his fingers, which Egbedun didn’t like.

The letter, a replica of which was obtained in Osogbo on Wednesday, learn partially: “The speaker didn’t appear pleased with the truth that he (Adesina) was pointing at him and immediately Hon. Egbedun turned aggressive and replied: “You’re loopy to level at me”, as if that was a sign from Hon. Egbedun to his aides that our colleague needs to be handled. Our colleague was overwhelmed down with heavy blows and blows proper in entrance of Hon. Egbedun.

“The scenario worsened and our counsel needed to combat for his life, whereas Egbedun’s aides and offenders took benefit of the scenario and continued to bodily assault our colleague and the Chief Bailiff, Kosamotu Lateef.

“Egbedun’s act of wilful obstruction of the execution of the legitimate judgment of the competent courtroom could be likened to the scenario of waging struggle towards the judiciary of the state and waging struggle towards the state, which is punishable underneath Part 37 (2) of the Penal Code, Chapter 2, Legal guidelines of Osun State. It’s an act of abuse of energy opposite to the availability of Part 104 of the Penal Code.

“Moreover, Hon. Egbedun, as a public servant and authority, is remitted by the availability of Part 287(3) of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), which he swore into when elected as Speaker of the Home of Representatives of the State, to make sure that the choice of a Excessive Court docket and all different courts established by the Structure are upheld in each a part of the Federation, opposite to Hon. Egbedun’s act of wilful obstruction of the execution of the judgment of a Excessive Court docket of Osun State.

“Lastly, the assault on our colleague can be punishable underneath the Legal Code, which your workplace is remitted to analyze and convey the perpetrator earlier than a reliable courtroom for prosecution. Honourable Egbedun can by no means be above the regulation and his actions on July 5, 2024 could be subjected to a radical investigation and subsequently referred to the suitable courtroom for prosecution.”

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