A National Industrial Court sitting in Lagos, on Thursday August 4, 2022, ordered the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Mudashir Obasa, not to obstruct, disturb or frustrate the Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Services Commission (LAHASCOM), Chief Olawale Mogaji, in the discharge of his duties.
The court ordered that the speaker should halt action on the sack of Mogaji pending the determination by it of exparte motion filed by him.
The DEFENDER recalls that the speaker had, following a voice vote at a plenary session on July 14, pronounced Mogaji sacked as Chairman of the Commission.
But Justice R. H Gwandu in his rulling said: “Having looked at the processes before me, l hereby order that the defendants should halt any action within the matter pending the hearing of the motion on notice of the interim injunction is granted as prayed.”
Gwandu further directed that any disobedience to the court order shall be treated as contempt of the court.
He said that the claimant should immediately serve the defendants and put them on notice.
The case was adjourned to August 24 for hearing.