Barely three weeks after a Lagos State High Court committed the embattled chairman and two other members of the Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party Chapter in Ogun State to prison for contempt, another jail term looms against them over a fresh contempt charge.
Also likely to be affected are Chairman of OGSIEC, Alhaja Risikat Ogunfemi and six other commissioners of the electoral body.
The State High Court sitting in Ilaro, yesterday, adjourned hearing in the matter to Thursday. The application was brought by the Chief Adebayo Dayo-led State Executive of Ogun PDP seeking the committal of the members of the Ireti Oniyide-led Caretaker Committee, OGSIEC chairman and the members of the commission to prison for alleged criminal contempt.
During the hearing, counsel to the applicants, Ajibola Oluyede, who moved the motion for the committal of the members of PDP Caretaker Committee and OGSIEC for criminal contempt, described the defendants as “serial contemnors.”
He said they had served the court processes on the defendants in accordance with the July 10 order of the court. But, counsel to PDP, Gboyega Oyewole objected to the continuation of the case, saying they were not served the court processes.