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I’ll appeal Court judgement against me – Shollyment

...say I’m not ashamed of following Saraki's ideology

By Mike Adeyemi
An Ilorin based online critics of the AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq-led government, Olusegun Olusola who is fondly called Shollyment has vowed to appeal the High Court rulings which nullified his suit of human right abuse against the Governor of Kwara State, the Attorney General of the state and eldest sister of the governor, Khairat Gwadabe, National Pilot learnt.
Kwara State high court sitting in Ilorin yesterday, October 20 dismissed a suit bordering on abuse of fundamental human rights filed by Shollyment following his detention by the government over a purported online story which indicted the Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, his sister, Sen. Khairat Gwadabe, and the leadership of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS) in a financial scandal.
Speaking with our report yesterday, Shollyment said he will file a legal suit to appeal the judgement, saying he still believe that his fundamental right was infringed upon.
According to him, ‘the judgement is not exhaustive. By virtues of natural justice, I’m entitled to appeal and that is exactly what I would do’.
“I still strongly believe that the police infringed on my rights and it was on that note that I sought the jurisdiction of competent court to seek redress. The court has made its pronouncement, but it doesn’t stop there.
“The suit followed my undue detention by police over politically cooked up petitions authored by some agents of Kwara State Government who felt it’s not acceptable to criticise their administration,” he said.
Shollyment added that despite the fact that he was not the originator of the purported naira story which exposed the governor and his sister’s financial deals the police under the instrumentality of the state government curtailed and violated his human rights.
“Sadly, the Nairaland Post which informed the petition was not authorized by me neither did I have any knowledge of it. But the government in the state with us disdain for critics deems it appropriate to exercise it’s arbitrary power on me.
“While I still believe inside me, that my right was infringed upon by the barbaric processes which led to my detention in police facility, I submit myself totally to due process of law which has not been exhausted until the final verdict by the apex court.
“I would have requested that AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and other parties involved forward their account numbers to me for onward payments of the costs but the current judgement is not yet exhaustive and my right to appeal is guaranteed, ” the astute blogger stressed.
He further enjoined those who had been jubilating over the court verdict to wake up from their slumber as the process of rule of law gives room for appeal.
“Since the law empowers me to explore courts of higher jurisdictions in pressing for my demands as far as this matter is concerned, I will be consulting my team of brilliant lawyers to see if there are grounds to explore further legal processes in ensuring supremacy of the rule of law and due processes.
I shall file my appeal against the judgment God’s willing. I thank my Lawyers who have been going up and down to ensure justice is delivered, I thank our leaders and stakeholders for their supports and I thank every Kwarans of good consciences who put their differences aside to press for our freedom,” he added.
Shollyment however berated those who said he is been sponsored by the immediate past Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki for destabilizing this present government, saying he is proud to be a staunch supporter of the foremost PDP national leader.
“I’m not ashamed to follow Saraki’s ideology. He remained my leader and mentor. Maybe those who are spreading these erroneous insinuations should also approach AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for sponsorship,” he advised.

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