- An Ekiti state high court has ruled that Governor Ayodele Fayose has the right to probe the former governor of the state
- The court held that the judicial panel set up by Fayose's administration against Kayode Fayemi is lawful
- The court said the governor did not need the permission of the Ekiti state House of Assembly to constitute a probe panel against the previous administration
An Ekiti high court on Wednesday, December 6, held that the judicial panel set up by the Ekiti state government to probe its former governor, Kayode Fayemi, and his administration is lawful.
The court also said that the legality of the judicial panel set up to probe all the financial transactions of the Ekiti state between 2010 and 2014 is constitutional and not in doubt.
In his ruling, the judge over the matter, Justice Lekan Ogunmoye, said the present state governor, Ayodele Fayose, has the powers to run the affairs of the state.
Ogunmoye said Fayose had the exclusive rights to set up the commission of inquiry without prompting the House of Assembly on the matter.
He said Fayose acted pursuant to Section 2 (1) of the Commission Inquiry Law Cap C10 Laws of Ekiti state.
The judge also dismissed all reliefs seeking to set aside and perpertually restrain the panel for probing Fayemi.
Ogunmoye further ruled that the Ekiti state House of Assembly had no rights to direct the governor to set up the inquiry.
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that the minister of mines and steel development was summoned by a judicial commission of inquiry set up by Governor Fayose.
The panel was set up by the governor to probe all the financial transaction of the past administration led by Fayemi.
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