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Monday, November 15, 2021

Ex-Ogun Commissioner For Justice Explains Reason For Resignation

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ABEOKUTA - The erstwhile Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of Ogun state, Barr. Akingbolahan Adeniran has refuted social media claim that, he resigned from Ogun state government over alleged massive corruption in Governor Dapo Abiodun's cabinet.


Adeniran explained that, his resignation was purely personal.


THE ENCOUNTER NEWS reports that, the social media was awashed with the resignation news of the Attorney General over massive corrupt practices in Governor Abiodun's cabinet.


But Adeniran in a statement issued on Monday night, confirmed that he notified Governor Abiodun of his resignation from the cabinet on personal matter.


He said contrary to speculation in the media, he was not aware of any"massive corruption" in the administration.


Adeniran who spoke highly of his 22months stay in office, enumerated his achievements to include, improved accessibility of justice for the average citizen through the Ogun Public Interest Law Partnership which matches indigent clients with pro bono lawyers; protection of the rights of suspects in detention through regular inspections by duty solicitors engaged under the Police Duty Solicitor Scheme.


"Use of technology to monitor the plight of pre-trial detainees with the Corrections Information Management System and Justice Clock; gradual introduction of forensics into policing; introduction of the Case Management and Scheduling System in conjunction with the Ogun State Judiciary; and many other reform initiatives in the justice sector."

 

He, however, said, "While it is true that on 8 November 2021, I formally notified His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun, MFR, the Governor of the State, of my decision to resign from the cabinet, I must state that contrary to the online news publications, my reasons for resigning are purely personal. I am not aware of any “massive corruption” in the Administration and I am indeed very proud of what we have been able to achieve in the administration of justice over the past two years.


"I want to assure His Excellency, the Governor and all my colleagues in the Executive Council of the State of my continued support. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with such an amazing group of administrators, technocrats and experts in various fields of endeavour. I have learnt a lot from you all and pray that God will continue to use you to improve on the lives of the good people of Ogun State."

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