Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has asked the Attorney General (AG) of the state, Titiloye Charles to commence probe into the allegation leveled against the chief judge, Justice Olanrewaju Akeredolu by one Mr. Olupelumi Fagboyegun.
Olupelumi had claimed the CJ made him suffered unjustly without trial.
Akeredolu tweeted on Tuesday:
“I have instructed my AG to investigate the allegation. We will ensure the investigation is thorough, fair and transparent.”
I have instructed my AG to investigate the allegation. We will ensure the investigation is thorough, fair and transparent.
The AG in a swift statement released through his personal assistant, Adenike Akinbosade had also directed the Department of Public Prosecution to investigate the case.
Below is the statement:
RE: OLUPELUMI FAGBOYEGUN ALLEGATION AGAINST ONDO CHIEF JUDGE, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF ONDO STATE DIRECTS IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION.
The Attorney General of Ondo State and Commissioner for Justice, Sir Charles Titiloye has directed the Department of Public Prosecution to immediately investigate the allegation made against the Chief Judge of Ondo state, Hon. Justice O. O. Akeredolu by Mr Olupelumi Fagboyegun (her brother) in a video that went viral on social media platform on the 15th of February, 2015 wherein he alleged that Ondo state Judiciary and Courts were being used by the Chief Judge to persecute him and keep him in custody for the past 3 years on trumped up criminal allegation of unlawful entry into his father’s house.
The Attorney General, Sir Charles Titiloye noted that the investigation into the matter will be thorough, fair and transparent in order to assure the public that Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN administration in Ondo state is determined to preserve the integrity of the Courts and the Judiciary and ensure that it remain the last hope of the common man.
The Hon. A.G. who assumed office on the 30th November 2020 (two months ago) said his office is yet to be briefed of the criminal case and have directed the Department of Public Prosecution in the Ministry of Justice to investigate the allegation contained in the online video clips and report back him within 24 hours.
Adenike Akinbosade Personal Assistant to Hon. Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.