Impeachment: Oyo CJ constitutes seven man panel

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The Honourable Chief Judge of Oyo state, Hon. Justice Munta Ladipo Abimbola has constituted a 7-man Investigating panel to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Rauf Olaniyan.

The action followed the resolution of the of Oyo State House of Assembly and as requested by the Honourable Speaker of the House Debo Ogundoyin by a letter dated 6th July, 2022, and by the virtue of power conferred on his lordship by section 188 (5) of the 1999 constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The delay in the inauguration of the members of the panel of investigation, according to a statement by the information officer to the Chief Judge, Udoh Comfort was due to the pending suit against the impeachment of the Deputy Governor of Oyo State which Judgement was delivered yesterday, 14th July, 2022 by Hon. Justice A.L. Akintola who dismissed the claim of the deputy governor.

The statement added that after various consultation with communities in the state such as Muslim community, Christian community, Justice of peace (JP) and legal profession, Chief Kayode Christopher (chairman), Arc. Adebisi Soyombo, Chief Lawal Adekunle Dauda, Princess Olanike Olusegun, Rev Fr. Patrick Ademola, Chief Mrs Wuraola Adepoju (JP), Alh. Tirimisiyu Akewusola Badmus having being found worthy to be men of unquestionable integrity, not being members of any public service, legislative house or political parties, have been constituted to investigate the allegations against the deputy governor as provided under section 188(5) of the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The chief Judge therefore urged members to have the fear of God and act in accordance with their conscience and to be fair and just in the discharge of their duties. The Chief prays for God’s Guidance. Culled: Galaxy TV.

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