OrijoReporter.com Justice Olamide Oloyede

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has cleared Justice Olamide Oloyede of Osun State judicial division of allegation that she snatched another woman’s husband.

Justice Olamide Oloyede had written a petition to the Osun State House of Assembly calling for the removal of the state Governor, Ogeni Rauf Aregbesola over misappropriation of the state funds.

OrijoReporter.com Emily Richard-ObireHer integrity was later called into question when one Mrs. Emily Richard-Obire(pictured right) petitioned the NJC accusing Oloyede of snatching her husband.

Subsequently NJC issued query to the Osun judge.

However, following Justice Oloyede’s satisfactory reply to the query and NJC’s investigation, the council has dismissed the husband snatching allegation on the grounds that the petitioner is no longer married to Richard-Obire who is in a relationship with the Osun judge.

The council in its finding said that “a divorce case was decidedly settled between the petitioner and her husband in 2012 by a court of competent jurisdiction, thereby robbing the council of any jurisdiction to dabble into the matter.

“The petitioner failed to disclose in her petition to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) that the matter had been decided by a court of competent jurisdiction, thereby presenting the council with incorrect and incomplete information.

“As of the time the petitioner was accusing the judge, there was no legal marriage between her and her husband, adding that the accused herself is a legal divorcee who could go into another relationship.

“The petitioner did not present any evidence to show that the judgment of the Lagos court, legally separating her and her husband three years ago, was appealed.”

Mrs. Richard-Obire graduated from Nnamdi Azikwe University in 1986, and bore her ex-husband four children.

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