Eniola Akinkuotu and Peter Dada
Ondo Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has ordered an investigation into allegations against the state’s chief justice, Olanrewaju Akeredolu, that she allegedly detained her half-brother Olupelumi Fagboyegun for three years.
The investigation is a continuation of a viral video in which Fagboyegun accused the chief judge of causing his arrest and detention because he went to their father’s house.
Fagboyegun, who said he had lived abroad for more than 30 years before returning in 2018, said he had been indicted five times and the charges had also been changed five times to delay his trial.
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He said, “I urge you to rescue me from the Ondo state judiciary which is run as a family affair so that if you don’t know anyone, you can’t get justice. I have been living abroad for more than 30 years.
“I came to Nigeria on holiday to my father’s house because I share the same father with the Supreme Judge of the state of Ondo. I was arrested at my father’s; I was locked up, accused of forcibly entering my father’s house.
“Even if I were convicted of this crime, only a one-year prison sentence is envisaged, but I have been in pre-trial detention for the last three years. The case has been going on for three years now because the Chief Justice of the State of Ondo has affected the justice system and I have failed to get justice.
“They changed judges five times; they called me five times. They have changed their charges five times and to this day, February 15, 2021, the case is still pending. Please come and save me. ”
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However, justice to Olanrewaju, in a reaction published on thenigerialawyer.com, denied the allegations made to her by Fagboyegun.
She said the thing was the handiwork of some people who used it against her family.
She explained that two years after her father died, someone with his name filed a lawsuit against her mother, two of her brothers and the oldest man in her father’s family, stating that they should exhume her father’s body and do a DNA test.
Olanrewaju said a letter of invitation had also been delivered to her mother.
She said, “One or two years after my mom died, he went to one of my father’s rooms, where my cousin wanted to set up a poultry farm … he went with the bullies, holding prunes, but he was prevented from entering the premises. “
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The chief judge insisted the matter had nothing to do with her.
The governor of the state of Akeredolu, in his Twitter processing, said: “I have ordered my AG to investigate the allegation. We will make sure that the investigation is thorough, fair and transparent. “
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