Lagos Speaker, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa
Justice Rabi Gwandu of the National Industrial Court (NIC), sitting in Lagos, on Thursday has ordered the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, to maintain status quo, over the sack of the Chairman of the State House of Assembly Services Commission (LAHASCOM), Olawale Mogaji.
The Court also ordered the Speaker not to obstruct, disturb or frustrate Mogaji in the discharg of his duties, as the Chairman of the Commission.
Justice Gwandu also directed the Speaker to halt all actions, pending when the motion of exparte filed by Mogaji is heard by the court.
The Speaker had on July 14 sacked the Chairman of the Commission through a voice vote of members of the House during the plenary.
In his rulling, Justice Gwandu, 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, the interim injunction is granted as prayed.”
Justice Gwandu also noted that any disobedience to the order shall be treated as contempt of the court.
He said the claimant should immediately serve the defendants and put them on notice.
The case was adjourned until August 24 for hearing.