Ogun Ex-Attorney-General Dismisses Massive Corruption Claim As Reason For Resignation - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Ogun Ex-Attorney-General Dismisses Massive Corruption Claim As Reason For Resignation

Former Ogun State Attorney-General, Mr. Akingbolahan Adeniran who resigned recently as cabinet member, has dismissed the massive corruption claim as reason for his action to quit the Prince Dapo Abiodun's administration
An Online news publication had recently reported that the commissioner resigned, following an allegation of massive corruption against the
"My attention has been drawn to some online news publications purporting to provide reasons for my resignation from the Ogun State Government as the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice"he stated

Adeniran however explained in a statement made available to Edu-Biznews that his reason for resignation is personal, contrary to the claim of massive corruption reported by the online news publications 

 "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” , he added

He expressed joy for his achievements while serving as Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in the administration in the past two years

"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",he stated
Adeniran listed the 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;

 He added that the administration initiated the Protection of the rights of suspects in detention through regular inspections by duty solicitors engaged under the Police Duty Solicitor Scheme 

Erstwhile Commissioner stated further that his  introduced the use of technology to monitor the plight of pre-trial detainees with the Corrections Information Management System and Justice Clock, saying that there was 
gradual introduction of forensics into policing 

He added that there was 
Introduction of the Case Management and Scheduling System in conjunction with the Ogun State Judiciary and 
 many other reform initiatives in the justice sector.
"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", Adeniran submitted. 

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