The Judge of the Osun State High Court 4, Justice David Oladimeji on Wednesday stated that the court did not order the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party for the September 22nd election, Senator Ademola Adeleke to present his certificate in six days as reported by the media.
Speaking during the court proceedings, Justice Oladimeji said the court was misrepresented in the report and threatened to send any journalist that misrepresents him again to prison.
The judge was reacting to a protest by one of the counsels in the matter, Mr Edmund Biriomoni who represented the first, second and third respondents, Senator Ademola Adeleke, the PDP and the the National Chairman of the party, Chief Uche Secondus.
Justice Oladimeji said “Gentlemen of the press, misrepresenting the court is contemptuous. If you misrepresent this court again, the court will send for you and you will be sent to the prison.”
“Instead of reporting erroneously, you can request for the record of what transpired in the court from the court registrar and it will be given to you because it is public document, not secret.”
After the arguments, Justice Oladimeji adjourned the matter till 6th of August.
Source: Daily Trust