The Chief judge of Ondo State, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, has rejected the Ondo assembly’s request to set up a probe panel against Agboola Ajayi, deputy governor of the state, over allegations of gross misconduct.
The speaker of the assembly, Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun, in a letter dated July 7, asked the chief judge to constitute a seven-man panel to probe Ajayi.
The letter read in part; “It is in line with the above that request that you set up a seven-man panel to conduct the investigation as resolved by the honourable house and the panel shall, as soon as possible, report back to the House.”
However, Justice Akeredolu rejected the request on the grounds that the two-third majority as required by the 1999 constitution for setting up such a probe panel was not formed in the assembly. The chief judge also revealed that Ajayi’s lawyers wrote her a letter stating that the process of impeachment was sub judice.