According to report, a High Court Judge of the Ota Division of the Ogun State Judiciary, Justice Olusola Oloyede is afraid for his life, a situation which has forced him to flee the official residence allocated to him in the Judges Quarter too Abeokuta where he was said to have rented a private apartment.
A family source was said to have hinted that the Judge now resides in a rented apartment with three other tenants in the town, as part of security measures.
It was learnt that sometimes in November 2019, the revered Judge’s official quarter was attacked by armed hoodlums who severely wounded him and left deep machete cuts on his body.
The source disclosed that as things stand presently, the Judge often drive from faraway Abeokuta to Ota every day to carry out his official duties as a result of fear for his life.
Apart from this fact, the source also said the official quarter allocated to the Judge is not fit for human habitation.
“His official apartment is not fit for the dwelling of a man in the temple of justice. It is a terrible place. There is no furniture and it is a dilapidated house, and the roof is leaking. The summary of it is that it is not good for the administration of justice,” the source added.
Prior to his elevation as a Judge two years ago, Justice Oloyede was the Chief Registrar of the Ogun State Judiciary. His appointment was announced during the administration of former Governor Ibikunle Amosun in November 2018.
Justice Oloyede had been barely three weeks old as a Judge when armed robbers attacked him that same November 2018.