By Funmi Ojo

Osun State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Mr. Wole Jimi-Bada has cleared Governor Ademola Adeleke of involvement in the stepping aside of Mrs. Adepele-Ojo, which was predicated on a petition that prompted her being asked to step aside from office.

In a statement, the commissioner narrated that a strongly-worded petition was sent to the State Judicial Service Commission and the Osun State House of Assembly, OSHA, which led to the hearing and eventual resolution of the assembly to ask the Chief Judge to step aside.

The House further launched an investigation into the allegation contained in the said petition and even summoned the Chief Judge to appear before its investigative committee.

As part of its investigation, the House passed a resolution recommending that the governor ask the Chief Judge to step aside and appoint an acting Chief Judge pending the outcome of the investigation by the House of Assembly and the National Judicial Council, NJC, to which the matter has been referred.

According to the commissioner, Governor Adeleke only acted to ensure that there was no vacuum and no tampering with potential evidence while the investigation lasted by appointing an acting Chief Judge as a temporary measure.

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