Supreme Court Hands Victory to Dissolved Local Government Executives in Oyo State, Awards 20Million Cost against Governor Makinde

In a virtual session on Friday, 7th May 2021, the Supreme Court delivered an unanimous judgment that the Oyo State Governor was in contempt of the Oyo State High Court judgment by dissolving the local government councils contrary to the order of the trial court restraining the State Governor from doing so. And to fulfill all righteousness after the unlawful dissolution of the L.G.A., Area Councils rushed to appeal at the Court of Appeal. In flagrant disregard to the applications for injunctions pending before the Court of Appeal, the Governor proceeded to appoint caretaker chairmen. The court found that the case before the trial court discloses reasonable cause of action.

In view of the fact that the tenure of the appellants has lapsed, the court ordered that the Oyo State Government should pay all the salaries and allowances of the appellants from the date of the unlawful dissolution of the till the end of the their guaranteed tenure. Cost of twenty million is awarded against the Respondents and the Attorney General of Oyo State should depose before the court an affidavit of compliance with the judgment on or before the 17th day of August, 2021.


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