Hon. Justice Olayinka David AFOLABI obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Hons degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1990. He attended the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island Lagos between 1990/1991, passed his qualifying examinations and was thereafter called to Bar in December 1991.
He was one of the pioneer Corps members that served in the Ministry of Justice (Asaba) of the newly created Delta State. Upon completion of the Youth Service in 1992, His Lordship returned to the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University for his postgraduate studies in Law (LL.M), which program was only completed in 1994 due to June 12 political crisis of 1993.
Hon. Justice Olayinka David AFOLABI, was in active legal practice before his elevation to the High Court Bench. He worked with the law firm of Yomi Afolabi-Oloja, of Sabo, Yaba Lagos state. The law firm was mostly involved in litigation covering land, chieftaincy as well as commercial disputes being legal retainers to several companies.
While undergoing his postgraduate studies, he also practised with the law firm of P.A Ogunleye & Co., in Ile-Ife where he was further exposed to intricacies of land litigation.
He set up his own Law firm Yinka Afolabi & Associates, a firm of lawyers that engaged in corporate, criminal and civil litigation in 1996.
While in legal practice, Hon. Justice Olayinka David AFOLABI, was an active Bar man. He was the Chairman of Nigerian Bar Association, Ile-Ife Branch, at the same time, a member of the National Executive Committee of the NBA from October 2003 until 19th May 2005 when he was sworn in as a Judge of Osun State High Court.
Since his elevation to the Bench his Lordship has served in different judicial divisions of the Court at different times including: Ilesa, Ikire and Osogbo Judicial Divisions. His Lordship currently presided in High Court No. 2 Osogbo Judicial Division.
Also, his Lordship has served in different capacities both at the State and National Levels. He was the Chairman of the Osun State Local Government Election Petition Tribunal in the year 2007; member, Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Jos, Plateau state in the year 2011; member, National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal in Nassarawa State between November 2011/February 2012; member, Anambra State National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, Awka in the year 2012.
Hon. Justice Olayinka David AFOLABI served as one-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry into the creation of Ijesa South Traditional Council, Osun State in 2009.
His Lordship has attended several conferences, training and seminars locally and internationally including: Mediation training for Nigerian Judges at Kennesaw State University, Atlanta Georgia, USA between 29th November 2012 to 12th December 2012; Training in Leadership and Professional Ethics and Training in International Arbitration at the same Kennesaw State University Atlanta Georgia USA between 5th to 10th August 2013 and 12th August to 14th August 2013 respectively and in 2020, Training organised by the Chartered Institute of Mediators and Conciliators in Dubai, UAE and became a full-fledged member of the Institute.
Since his elevation to the High Court Bench on 19th May 2005, his Lordship has attended the biennial All Nigerian Judges Conference till date.
His Lordship is a Christian and a member of the Anglican Communion, Church of Nigeria. He has served in various capacities in his Diocese, Diocese of Ife before becoming the Chancellor of the Diocese since year 2016.
His Lordship is happily married and blessed with children
Police Arrest Adamawa Teenager For Allegedly ‘Raping’ A Chicken
A 17-year-old resident of Viniklang, Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Lawali Mori, has been apprehended by police operatives for engaging in sexual activity with a cock.
It was gathered that the arrest was made because his actions were deemed unnatural.
Mori was caught in the act by Esther Dimas, another resident of Viniklang, who promptly reported the incident to the police.
In a statement released by the Adamawa Police Command, it was revealed that Mori admitted to the crime but was unable to provide a motive for his actions.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Afolabi Babatola, has expressed his concerns regarding the incident and has consequently ordered a covert inquiry into the matter
Saraki is now a political orphan by Sakariyahu AbdulRasheed
Bukola Saraki, the leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State, was once the most powerful politician in the state. He wielded an unprecedented level of power, even more than the man who established the now-defunct Saraki dynasty. However, today, he is a political orphan.
In one of his songs, Odolaye Aremu warns leaders who rule with an iron fist and look down on others. He advises them to be cautious and exercise restraint. Perhaps Saraki did not heed this advice when he was in control. He was authoritarian, disrespectful, and unreceptive.
If he had exercised restraint, as Odolaye advises in his song, perhaps he would not have fallen from grace, from being a kingmaker to a commoner and a political orphan. Unfortunately, Saraki seems not to have learned any lessons from his downfall, as he continues to wield non-existent power tyrannically.
This essayist expected him to have learned from his mistakes, but he has not. He begs Kwarans almost every day to let him come back to rule them, yet he has failed to be accountable, receptive, and benevolent with power, which was part of why they sacked him and his accomplices in 2019.
Why did Saraki remove and replace the Kwara PDP youth leader, Haliru Dantsoho, who asked who received the 2023 campaign fund and how it was spent? The tyrant and unresponsive leader of fake news peddlers sacked him when he was supposed to answer his questions.
Thanks to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at the national level for frowning at his decision on the Youth leader and rejecting the kangaroo executives he presented. The party made him understand that it was not oppressive and lawless like him. He was then admonished to follow the rules subsequently. Let’s hope he would.
Saraki would have earned applause from this essayist for his kangaroo state executives, primarily youths if he had copied Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s youth and women inclusion kind of politics, word for word. But why did the former go for the fake news peddlers and alarmists in the state? The latter goes for the most outstanding and resourceful youths.
Also, Governor AbdulRazaq follows due process in appointing youth and women in the state, unlike Saraki, who uses force. Someone needs to tell the former senate president that his politics cannot work in Kwara today. Our people deserve an empathetic, kind, and receptive leader, not someone who cannot give a proper account of campaign fund
I Didn’t Break Mohbad’s Neck – Late Singer’s Cousin Breaks Silence
Nigerian man, Darosha Losobeh, who is the cousin and personal assistant to the late Nigerian artiste, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, has spoken about the late singer.
Darosha Losobeh broke his silence on the viral video of the singer’s coffin allegedly showing he had a broken neck.
Recall that the ex-Marlian record signee died at the age of 27 on September 12, and his death has stirred controversy with many Nigerians calling for justice for his sudden demise, leading to the arrest of his former boss, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley and Samson Balogun aka Sam Larry.
The duo who were allegedly arrested for bullying the late singer have been released.
However, Mohbad’s friend, Primeboy, and the nurse who allegedly injected the late singer are still in police custody because they were tagged prime suspects in the case.
Reacting to the allegations of a broken neck from netizens on his Instagram story on Saturday, Darosha declared that he was not the one who broke the late artiste’s neck while begging those peddling the information to desist from it because it was affecting his mental health.
He wrote, “I’m so down to the extent that I had to write this up to clear this whole damn story about me going online that I bend my love’s neck; this is the craziest and saddest thing that ever happened to me, my whole life. That I broke my brother’s neck, seriously, this hurt me so much.
“What happened about the neck was that when we got to Ikorodu, we were told there was no space to keep his body at the mortuary, and we didn’t want him buried that night, so a worker there advised the family to pay for an ambulance and a coffin where we can keep him till morning and the same ambulance would drive him down to the place of burial.
“The whole family agreed to the idea because the ambulance that took us to Ikorodu was complaining that they had to leave the same night back to the island. It was only his mum that was not present there that midnight.”
Continuing, the late singer’s cousin stressed that the only issue that brought him into the picture was that he paid for the arrangement of the coffin and ambulance, maintaining that he never knew that the coffin was too small to contain his (Mohbad) whole body.
“The whole family saw his body in the ambulance before leaving for the burial ground in the morning, and no one complained about his head or anything. I didn’t go close to the ambulance because I was in shock, so I didn’t know of his neck until I saw it online, and that saddened me.
“The N1million I sent to his dad is not for him to spend because it was instructed that we should use the money in doing the burial arrangement, but unfortunately, the place we buried him is not nice to me and not secured, so I told his father to use the money to erect a fence for his safety. The whole team and family can testify to this because I have every proof, and I sent his brother the rest of the money when we arrived home.
“I was the first person that went to Panti to write a statement and called for questioning. You can go to Panti station to ask more about me, not coming online to say what you don’t know; well, I know it’s all for content, but God in heaven will judge you, tarnishing my image even with all that I am going through.
“About the salt, when my father died, a salt was placed on his chest till we arrived and I was told it was local embalming to keep him fresh till the whole family arrived, and I did the same thing because a lot of people were still coming to see him before leaving to Ikorodu that night.
“Lastly, about his properties and music catalogues, Mohbad has a lawyer that controls all of these things, and he has a contract with ONErpm, so all of these things are controlled by them, and his car is parked in front of his house at Orchid.
“I can’t drive his car because I have mine. If we really want justice, let the government work, and let’s wait for autopsy. Stop bashing his loved ones. Abi una wants us to go depressed too #justiceformohbad,” he added.
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