Oyo State House of Assembly has directed the state Chief Judge to set up committee that will look into allegations levelled against the state Deputy Governor.
Despite the status quo order by the Oyo State High Court restraining the state House of Assembly from further proceedings on impeachment move of Oyo state Deputy Governor, Engr Rauf Olaniyan, the House of Assembly has directed the Chief Judge of Oyo state to set up a panel of seven-persons to investigate the allegation of gross misconduct against the Deputy Governor.
This was contained in a Motion jointly moved by the Majority leader, Hon Sanjo Onaolapo and Hon Akintunde Olajide on Wednesday during the plenary.
The house directed the panel to report its findings within three months of its appointment.
It could be recalled that last week the Oyo State High Court Presided over by Justice Oladiran Akintola restrained the House of Assembly from further impeachment process against the deputy governor, Engr Rauf Olaniyan.
Justice Akintola ruled that the State Assembly should stop any removal process they may want to initiate until the court decides.
The Assembly read Olaniyan’s reply to their allegation last Wednesday but has placed a hold on the further process regarding the impeachment.
The court adjourned the matter till Tuesday, July 5 2022 and yesterday, the Court adjourned again till today for the continuation of the hearing.
But today at the plenary, in a Motion jointly moved by the Majority leader, Hon Sanjo Onaolapo and Hon Akintunde Olajide directed the Chief Judge of Oyo state to set up a panel of seven-persons to investigate the allegation of gross misconduct against the Deputy Governor, Engr Rauf Olaniyan.