Governor Fayose Sets Up Judicial Commission To Probe Fayemi
Acting on the recommendation of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Governor Ayodele Fayose has set up a judicial commission to probe the financial dealings of the administration of his predecessor, Kayode Fayemi.
A statement signed by the Secretary to the Ekiti State government, Module Alade, said the judicial commission is inline with Section 2 of the Ekiti State Commission of Enquiry Law Cap C10 Laws of Ekiti State 2012.
The commission will be chaired by a retired Justice, Silas Oyewole, while Gbemiga Adaramola, chairman of the Ado-Ekiti chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association, will act as the commission’s secretary.
Other members of the commission include Mrs Bolawale Awe, Chief Magistrate Idowu Ayenimo, Omodara Vincent, Oladele Blessing, Mrs Adesoba Oluremi and S.B.J Bamise of the Ministry of Justice who will act as counsel to the Commission.
The commission will ascertain how much Ekiti State Government received as statutory allocations during the period under review and how same were disbursed.
It will also ascertain the amount received on behalf of the state from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).
The commission is also tasked with investigating the allegation of fraud/loss of funds, including the diversion and conversion of the State Universal Basic Education Board Fund.
It will also ascertain how much the Ekiti State Government took as loans during the period under review and how the money was utilised and all other issues relating to the finances of the Ekiti State Government within the period under review and make appropriate recommendations to the Ekiti State Government.
The judicial commission is similar to the one created by the Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike that probed and indicted its former governor, Rotimi Amaechi for corruption and mismanagement of state funds.