President Muhammadu Buhari’s Top Minister Shuts Down Massive Corruption Judgement, Runs To Appeal Court For Fresh Ruling

By Post-Nigeria December 14, 2017 08:13

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Top Minister Shuts Down Massive Corruption Judgement, Runs To Appeal Court For Fresh Ruling

The former Ekiti State Governor and now Minister of Solid Minerals, Kayode Fayemi, has opened up on the Ekiti State Judicial Commission of Inquiry, probing his tenure.

Fayemi denounced the report of the Commission submitted to the State Government, on Wednesday, which found him culpable in the misappropriation of over N2 billion State funds.

He said his Lawyers had perfected their papers on the appeal of the judgment, saying the lower court’s decision would certainly be upturned.

Speaking on his behalf on Wednesday, Fayemi’s Media Aide, Yinka Oyedobe, revealed that not much was expected from the lower court, but that the Minister was hopeful that justice would be done at the appeal court.

“It is difficult to really comment on the report submitted by the Commission to the State Government, because the matter is in court, but it is a clear witch-hunt to smear the name of the former Governor”, Oyebode said.

“We are going on appeal, and I am sure the Lawyers are perfecting the plans on that, and we hope to get a better judgment from the appeal court.”

The Commission of Inquiry, led by a retired Judge, Silas Oyewole, while submitting its report said that the former Governor must account for the whereabouts of N2.75 billion, allocated from the N25 billion bond obtained by the government, for the execution of a contract for the construction of an Ultra-Modern market in Ado Ekiti, which was never executed.

The Commission of Inquiry also noted that the contractor in respect of the furnishing of the government house built by the Fayemi administration, should be made to refund N324.8 million, noting that the contract should not have been more than N280 million.

 

 

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