The entrance to the Osun State High Court in Osogbo was on Monday locked by members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Osun State chapter in protest against the embattled Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Adepele Ojo
The protesting workers led by the State chairman of JUSUN, Mr. Gbenga Eludire, on Monday, gathered, preventing movement in and out of the premises.
They alleged to have suffered various forms of persecution under the embattled Chief Judge.
Armed with placards with inscriptions such as ‘Judiciary staff deserves better,’ ‘We are tired of oppression and stagnation,’ and ‘Unlawful suspension of Judiciary staff without recourse to Judicial Service Commission is barbaric,’ among others.
The workers, also accused Adepele-Ojo of refusal to pay wardrobe allowances of workers and other emoluments in the last three years.
Speaking, Eludire said their agitations were quite separate from the actions of the State Government.
He said, “We demanded from Justice Ojo why our wardrobe allowance from 2021 till date has not been released despite funding by the state government.
“We want to know why the government directive on promotion and advancement made available by the Osun government was not used for the purpose approved for.
“We want to know why notable JUSUN members were unlawfully suspended without proper investigation against public service rules.
“We will not back down until appropriate action is taken on the matter.”