Attention of the Civil Society Group, Nigerian Integrity Movement (NIM) has been drawn to a plot by Justice Richard Olorunfemi of Lokoja High Court to deliver a premature judgement capable of causing unabated war in the state.
Available information at the disposal of Nigeria Integrity Movement (NIM) suggests that, the mentioned Judge is under serious pressure from Kogi state government Alhaji Yahaya Bello the executive governor of Kogi state and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC , to deliver judgement of preelection matter ten days before Kogi Nov 16 Gubernatorial Election whereas, the law stipulates atleast 180 days hearing for the case to be properly investigated before any judgement.
This move is being scrutinized by the Civil Society Group, Nigeria Integrity Movement as the the group is watching with keen interest to see how this plot plays out, the spokesman of the group Barrister Kayode Esaw.
NIM says it would amounts to anarchy should the Judge yield to the wish of the power that be.
The statement reads in part “It is obvious Justice Richard Olorufemi is under serious pressure, from the power that be, and that his lordship May be forced to make pronouncement that is capable of setting Kogi State on fire”.
The group therefore cautioned that his lordship must be closely monitored by the men of Department of state security services, the only service that has its reputation intact to save kogi state from this imminent crisis.
NIM wonders why a case that is still at the cross examination stage which demands more hearings should give judgement in a haste.
The spokesman of the integrity group said its group has put in place measures that will checkmate the behaviour of Justice Richard Olorunfemi thus, it urges the people of the state to remain calm as they are on top of the situation.