Gross Misconduct: Oyo Lawmakers Direct CJ To Set Up 7-man Panel To Investigate Deputy Governor

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Following notice of allegations of gross misconduct levelled Against the Oyo State Deputy Governor by 23 members of the State House of Assembly, the House Wednesday passed a motion directing the State Chief Judge to appoint a 7member panel to investigate the allegations and report back to it in 3months.

The motion was jointly sponsored by the Majority Leader, Hon Sanjo Adedoyin and Hon Akintunde Olajide (Lagelu).

Recall that on the 17th of June, 2022 a correspondence/petition titled ” Notice of Allegations of Gross Misconduct Against the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engr Rauf Olaniyan” was read at the floor of the plenary.

In the petition, the 23members accused the Deputy Governor of Gross Misconduct, abuse of office, financial recklessness, abandonment of office and insubordination.

The House thereafter served the Deputy Governor and all other members of the Legislature a copy of the allegations.

While reading the motion, the Majority Leader noted that up till now the Deputy Governor had not responded to the copy of the allegations served him by the House.

The motion read ” With this development, the House need to invoke the provision specified in Section 188(3) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).

The Speaker, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin said the issue was no more in the House as it has been handed over to the State Chief Judge, Justice Muntar Abimbola.

The House has adjourned till the 19th of July, 2022.