The Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, Osun State chapter, on Monday, stormed the High Court premises housing the office of the Chief Judge of the State to protest over alleged non-release of wardrobe allowance and suspension of members.
The protesters pasted placards on the entrance gate with inscriptions such as “Judiciary staff deserve better working conditions”, Unlawful suspension of judiciary staff is barbaric”, among others.
Chairman of the Union, Gbenga Eludire said the protest was on the ground that the Chief Judge, Justice Oyebola Ojo has refused to release wardrobe allowance meant for workers and also suspended some members for three years, despite the fact that the court has vindicated them.
“We are not aware that the Chief Judge has been suspended by the Governor. Whatever is happening between them is strictly a matter between the judiciary and the executive arm of government; it has nothing to do with us.
“Ours is a protest to protect the interests of JUSUN members from the high handedness of the Chief Judge”, he said.