It has become very pertinent to clear the air in respect of the above subject matter in which the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN was said to have ‘ordered’ the ‘probe’ of the State Chief Judge.
The twist, as well as slant of the said story which erroneously painted the Governor as ‘ordering’ any ‘probe’ as regards reported or alleged infractions with reference to prosecutorial misconduct or whatever alleged unpleasant circumstances is outrightly repugnant.
For emphasis, the Office of the Attorney General is Constitutionally empowered on all matters relating to Public Prosecution.
Above notwithstanding, Mr Governor wishes to state that he has no reason to influence whatever step, steps and or actions the Hon Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice deems necessary to take in respect of this particular subject matter.
This Statement is issued to correct the wrong perception the slant of the story in circulation in a section of the social media may have created.
Commissioner for Information and Orientation
February 16, 2021