Probe: Fayemi Goes to Court, Seeks Dissolution of Panel

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  • Slams N500m damages on Fayose, Speaker
By Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
A former governor of Ekiti State and Minister of Mines and Steel
Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has approached an Ado Ekiti High Court, seeking the dissolution of the judicial panel set up by Governor Ayodele Fayose to probe him for financial mismanagement.
Fayemi is challenging the competence of the Judicial Commission of Enquiry set up to probe his administration, suspecting that the membership composition had vitiated the integrity of the panel.
The suit was filed at the court, where Fayemi sought an interlocutory injunction restraining the state government and the commission from going ahead with the probe.
In the suit number HAD/57/2017,  Fayemi is asking the court to restrain the state governor, the state’s attorney-general and members of the judicial commission of enquiry from taking any step following
the pendency of two cases on the planned probe in courts of competent jurisdiction.
Joined in the suit filed by the counsel to the minister, Chief  Rafiu O. Balogun, are the Ekiti State House of Assembly and Speaker of the House of Assembly.
More to follow…