ONDO COMMISSIONER OF JUSTICE STOPS PROSECUTION OF MAN WHO ACCUSED THE STATE'S CHIEF JUDGE OF ABUSE OF POWER AND ILLEGALLY REMANDING HIM FOR THREE YEARS
The Ondo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Charles Titiloye, has stopped the prosecution filed against Mr Olupelumi Fagboyegun who accused the State's Chief Judge of remanding him for three years.
Recall that Governor Akeredolu had ordered the investigation into the allegation of abuse of power and illegal detention levied against the Ondo State Chief Judge, Olarenwaju Olutoyin Akeredolu, nee Fagboyegun.
Olupelumi Fagboyegun alleged that the Ondo State judiciary and courts were being used by the chief judge to persecute and remand him for over 3 years, leaving him stranded in Nigeria and unable to return to his family abroad.
In a statement by the State's Commissioner of Justice, on Thursday February 18, he directed that the prosecution should be discontinued.
The statement reads; “The office of Attorney General of on Ondo State, in exercise of the power conferred upon it by section 211 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria1999 (as amended) hereby discontinues the criminal trial and proceedings against Olupelumi Fagboyegun in suit No MOW/31C/2000 pending at the Chief Magistrate Court GBA, Owo.
“Contending parties in this case are advised to seek resolution of their dispute in the court through a civil action or other means of alternative dispute resolution available to them."