Ondo CJ keeps mum as brother accuses her of illegal detention

Akeredolu, is yet to make any official comments over claims by one Olupelumi Fagboyegun that she influenced his being detained illegally.

Fagboyegun in a viral video said he is the half-brother of Justice Akeredolu and that he was arrested for forcefully gaining entrance into his father’s house after staying many years abroad.

He said he had been on remand for the past three years without trial due to the influence of Justice Akeredolu.

In the video, he carpeted Ondo State judiciary as a place difficult to get Justice and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to help him get out of his present predicament.

According to him, “The Honourable Chief Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I am calling you to please rescue me from the hands of the Ondo State Judiciary that is being ran like a family affair that if you don’t know anybody you cannot get justice.

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“I have been living abroad for the past 30 years. I came on holiday to Nigeria to my father’s house because I share the same father with the Chief Judge of Ondo State, I was arrested at my father’s clave, I was locked up and charged with forceful entry into my father’s house.

“Even if I was convicted of this crime, it only carries one year prison penalty but I am being on open remand for the past three years. This case has been going on for the past three years because the Chief Judge is using her power to influence the judicial system. I have been unable to get justice. They have changed Judges five times, they have re-arraigned me five times, they have changed their charges five times. Up till today February 15, 2021, that I am talking to you the case is still pending please come and rescue me.

“The Ondo State Government cannot help me because the Ondo State Government is a family business, Buhari help me from the hands of this woman to go back to my family, I want to go back to my children. I am a single parent. This woman is keeping me here for the past three years for coming to my father’s house. Please help me I want to go back to my family.”

Efforts to reach Justice Akeredolu or any close family member were unsuccessful.

But Governor Akeredolu in his Twitter handle said he has instructed the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Sir Charles Titiloye, to begin investigation into the allegation.

Akeredolu promised to ensure a thorough, fair and transparent investigation.

Sir Titiloye, on his part, said the Department of Public Prosecution has been ordered to commence investigation in the allegation made against Justice Akeredolu.

Titiloye denied being aware of what he described as criminal case since he assumed office in November last year.

He gave the DPP 24 hours to report back to him saying Governor Akeredolu is determined to preserve the integrity of the courts and the judiciary and ensure that it remains the last hope of the common man.

Author: Pascal

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