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Fayose Can Set Up Probe Panel On Fayemi, Says Court
« on: December 07, 2017, 07:43:52 AM »
An Ekiti State High Court has ruled that the Judicial Commission of Enquiry, which Governor Ayodele Fayose set up to probe the state’s finances under former Governor Kayode Fayemi, is in order.

The panel, led by former Acting Chief Judge, Justice Silas Oyewole (retd), was set up to examine the state’s  finances between October 2010 and October 2014.

In his judgment yesterday, Justice Adekanye Lekan Ogunmoye, of High Court 6, held that Fayose had powers to set up the panel without the prompting of the House of Assembly.

Justice Ogunmoye held that Fayose acted pursuant to Section 2 (1) of the Commission Enquiry Law, Cap. C10, Laws of Ekiti State.

According to him, the governor does not need to consult the House of Assembly or anyone else before setting up the commission of enquiry.

Justice Ogunmoye agreed the Assembly cannot direct the governor to set up the enquiry.

Last May, Fayose constituted the panel to probe the income and expenditure of the government and projects executed under Fayemi.

The former governor had filed the suit, seeking an injunction to restrain the government and the probe panel from carrying out its assignment.

Fayemi said he might not get justice from the panel because its members were cronies of Fayose, who he said had been handed the hatchet job to nail him at all cost.

Reacting, Fayemi’s lawyer Akingbade Ogunmoyela said the court agreed that the Assembly could not direct the governor to set up the enquiry.

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Fayose Can Set Up Probe Panel On Fayemi, Says Court
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