Judiciary workers in Osun state under the aegis of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), yesterday declared an indefinite strike over issues relating to seizure of wardrope allowance, suspension of their colleagues, and the State Chief Judge’s refusal to lift the embargo on worker’s training. The workers have since on Monday picketed the state High Court in Osogbo to demand justice for what they referred to as persecution and injustice they are facing under the leadership of the state Chief Judge, Justice Adepele Ojo.
The Police operatives, led by SP Akinloye Oyegade, who were at the entrance of the premises, made efforts to dissuade the workers from picketing the CJ’s office.
Speaking with journalists, the Chairman of JUSUN, Gbenga Eludire said: “From now on, all necessary benefits that are due to all members of the judiciary should be reinstated without any further delay and many more benefit and advantages that is due to all judiciary workers.
“Upon this and with the attitude of police this morning and the singular act of the Chief Judge I, hereby, declare that since the Chief Judge has declared war against all categories of workers of the judiciary in the state, I also declare that we embark on an industrial action. From now on, all workers of the judiciary should stay away from office and should hold their service until further directive is given by me.”
Meanwhile, the chairman of Osun State House of Assembly Committee on Justice, Kanmi Ajibola, said the allegations brought against the chief judge were being investigated by the House.