THE Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Oluseun Abimbola on Wednesday disclosed that the case instituted by the Minister of Communicati
THE Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Oluseun Abimbola on Wednesday disclosed that the case instituted by the Minister of Communications, Alhaji Adebayo Shittu against the Oyo State Government, Saki Local Government Council and others have been dismissed by the Oyo State High Court of justice sitting in Saki division.
Similarly, the Attorney General also revealed that the Oyo State High Court has dismissed the case filed to challenge the constitutionality of the Special environmental sanitation days in Oyo-State in a suit I/128/2016 filed by one Kayode Oloyede against the Attorney-General of Oyo State & Oyo State House of Assembly (OYHA), explaining that the Claimant had urged the court to set aside the environmental sanitation days in the state on the ground of not being constitutional and lawful.
Mr. Abimbola stated that the resumed hearing of the court filed by Alhaji Adebayo Shittu came up on April 24, 2018, and the presiding Judge, Hon. Justice Lateef A. Ganiyu, in a considered ruling dismissed in its entirety the Honourable minister’s Suit no HSK/30/2017.
According to the Attorney General, “You will recall this was the suit in which the Minister was claiming ownership of a parcel of land where a fire station is presently sited. Shittu had claimed the land was granted to him by Saki Parapo on which he planned to build an ICT centre but the local Government claimed the land belonged to her and never granted same to the Minister at any time.”
Abimbola said that the Oyo State Government had at the commencement of the suit filed a preliminary objection against the same contending among other things, that the claimant, Shittu had no locus standi to institute the suit, calling him a meddlesome interloper and that there was no reasonable cause of action disclosed by his claims in court.