Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo
An Osogbo Chief Magistrate Court has issued an arrest warrant against the Chairman of governing board of Osun State College of Education, Ila Orangun, Mr. Niyi Akande.
However, police are yet to pick up Akande, but security sources informed THISDAY that operatives are already seeking relevant information that could lead to his arrest.
The arrest warrant, THISDAY learnt, followed a petition written by Oluseyi Oke through his counsel, K.B Odejide, to the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone VI, accusing Akande and one Surveyor Debo Adedeji of threat to life, forgery and fraudulent conversion.
Consequently, in the petition written to the police by Messrs Oluseyi Oke and Associates, it was learnt that the petitioner was recommended and duly appointed by Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun, Osun State, through the Surveyor-General of the state to do the perimeter survey of the college.
The petition noted that “the perimeter survey our client did in Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun is approximately 1402.956 hectares of land, and our client requested for 215 beacon numbers from the Surveyor-General of the state and this was approved by the Surveyor-General of the state and was used for the project.
It further said: “Our client know that as a matter of fact and law that when beacon numbers have been approved for a particular project for one surveyor by the only lawful approving authority for public survey projects in the state, which is the Surveyor-General of the state, same can never be approved for another professional colleague as enshrined in the state body of laws.
“Also, on November, 27, 2013, when the project was already at the 70 per cent completion stage, our client received a letter from the state College of Education, terminating the appointment of our client unlawfully without recourse to the Surveyor-General of the state, who has the sole prerogative to do so.”