Impeachment: Ondo CJ rejects Assembly’s request to raise probe panel



The Chief Judge of Ondo state, Justice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, has rejected a letter written by the House of Assembly for the setting up of the seven-man panel to probe the deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, over the impeachable offences levelled against him by the 14 members of the Assembly.

The Chief Judge predicated her action on the fact that the figure required by the 1999 Constitution for setting up of such probe panel had not been met by the Assembly.

Only 14 out of the 26 members of the Assembly signed the impeachment notice with nine members dissociating from the impeachment plot.

The nine members have also written a letter to the chief judge dissociating from the plan to impeach the deputy governor.

The chief judge in a letter he personally signed stated that the matter of impeachment was already a subject of litigation (subjudice).

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