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Judiciary Workers Embark On Indefinite Strike In Osun

The judiciary workers in Osun State have declared an indefinite strike to express their grievances on alleged injustice and persecution they are facing under the leadership of the State Chief Judge, Justice ADEPELE OJO.


The workers have since Monday picketed the State High Court in Osogbo, the state capital, to demand the reinstatement of their suspended members.


They also demanded the payment of some of the allowances they were entitled to.


Yesterday, the third day of the protest, a detachment of policemen drafted to the scene to maintain law and order dispersed the gathering with teargas canisters.


The Chairman of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria in Osun State, OLUGBENGA ELUDIRE, told newsmen that some members sustained injuries because of the action of the police.


He said the union has therefore embarked on an indefinite strike to continue the struggle to drive home their demands.


On her part, the Public Relations Officer of the Osun State Police Command, YEMISI OPALOLA said police used the canisters to disperse the crowd, and no one was injured.

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