Impeachment: Oyo CJ constitutes seven-man panel to investigate deputy gov

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The Oyo State Chief Judge, Justice Munta Abimbola, has constituted a seven-man panel to investigate the allegations levelled against the Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan, by the State House of Assembly.

The Information Officer, Oyo State High Court, Mrs Comfort Udoh, said this in a statement on Friday.

Recall that the House of Assembly had in June directed Abimbola to constitute a panel to investigate Olaniyan.

The assembly had served the deputy governor with a notice of impeachment over alleged gross misconduct, abuse of office, financial recklessness, among others.

Abimbola said he constituted the panel by virtue of the power conferred on him by Section 188(5) of the 1999 Constitution.

He said that the delay in inaugurating members of the panel was due to the pending suit against the impeachment of Olaniyan in which judgment was delivered on Thursday.

Theeditorial.ng on Thursday reported that Justice Ladiran Akintola, in his judgment, dismissed the claims of the deputy governor.

Olaniyan had through his counsel, Afolabi Fashanu (SAN), dragged the House to court over the impeachment move against him by the lawmakers.

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