An Akure high court has struck out the suit filled by the former Deputy Governor of Ondo state, Lasisi Oluboyo over unpaid emoluments and pension arrears.
In his judgement, the presiding judge, Justice Bode Adegbehingbe said Oluboyo was not entitled to any pension since he was appointed contrary to the provision of the constitution that stated that you must be elected before you can benefit from the perquisite of office.
Justice Adegbehingbe also said since the issue of pension falls within industrial relation between an employee and employer, the best court to approach is the National Industrial Court.
Oluboyo who replaced Ali Olanusi as Deputy Governor sequel to the latter’s impeachment by the State House of Assembly had not been paid the statutory pension more than two years after he left the office with former Governor Olusegun Mimiko.
Displeased with the decision of the government, Oluboyo through his counsel, Olumide Ogidan asked the court to compel the government to pay his gratuity and pension running into millions of Naira.
The former Deputy Governor however said he is going to challenge the judgement at the appeal court.
He added that he would consult his lawyer if the judgement should also be challenged at the industrial court.