Ondo Chief Judge rejects assembly’s request to set up probe panel against Ajayi

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The Chief Judge of Ondo State, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, has rejected a request letter to set up a probe panel from the state’s House of Assembly
against the deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, over allegations of gross misconduct.

Speaker of the Ondo Assembly, Bamidele Oleyelogun, had on Thursday written to the Chief Judge to set up a seven-man panel to investigate Ajayi with the aim to impeach him from office. 

In documents signed by the Chief Judge, obtained by Sahara Reporters, the chief Judge stated her position on why the the letter was rejected; citing the inability of the Assembly members to follow the constitution to form the required number needed to impeach Ajayi.

Recall that 14 members of the Assembly had signed an impeachment notice against the deputy governor, listing seven allegations against him.

Nine other members of the Assembly had also written to the Speaker to distance themselves from the impeachment.

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