Protesters on Monday morning stormed the Federal High Court premises on Oyinkan Abayomi Drive in Ikoyi, Lagos to protest what they termed judicial bias in the handling of a lawsuit filed by Western Lotto Limited, belonging to politician Buruji Kashamu.
In the case being handled by Justice C.J. Aneke, Western Lotto Limited sued 23 rival lottery firms over alleged infringement on its licence on “Ghana games”.
One of the defendants is Premier Lotto Limited, popularly known as Baba Ijebu Gaming Limited, belonging to Chief Keshington Adebutu.
December last year, following an application by Western Lotto legal team, Justice Aneke had made an Antom Piller order, authorising Western Lotto to enter into and search the offices of the defendants for evidence of the alleged infringement on its licence on “Ghana games”.
On Monday morning, the protesters, who assailed the court, carried placards with various inscriptions accusing the judge of bias.
Some of the inscriptions were, ‘Aneke, do the right thing’; ‘Justice is not for sale’; ‘We say no to Kashamu’s judicial rascality’; ‘Equity & Fairness = Justice; Padi-Padi Judgment = Injustice’; among others.
Meanwhile, hearing in the matter is scheduled for Tuesday.