Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, has set up Judicial Commission of Enquiry to probe his predecessor, Kayode Fayemi. A statement by the government on Monday cited the resolution of the state House of Assembly urging probe for the action. The probe borders on the financial transactions of the state between 2010 and 2014, when Fayemi was governor.
Fayose said he derives the power to institute the panel in pursuant to Section 2 of the Ekiti State Commission of Enquiry Law Cap C10 Laws of Ekiti State 2012.
The panel is has Justice Silas Bamidele Oyewole (rtd) as Chairman; Gbemiga Adaramola (State DPP/Chairman, NBA Ado-Ekiti) Secretary; Bolawale Awe; Chief Magistrate Idowu Ayenimo ?- Member. Others are Omodara O. Vincent (Office of the Accountant General);
Oladele Blessing (Representative of Labour Union); Adesoba Oluremi? (Estate Valuer/Architect) and S.B.J Bamise of the Ministry of Justice? (to act as counsel to the Commission).
The panel has as its terms of reference: To ascertain how much Ekiti State Government received as statutory allocations during the period under review and how same were disbursed; To look into the financial transactions of Ekiti State between 2010 and 2014;
To ascertain the amount received on behalf of the state from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC); To investigate the allegation of fraud/loss of funds, including the diversion and conversion of the State Universal Basic Education Board Fund; To ascertain the amount the Ekiti State Government took as loans during the period under review and how they were utilised and all other issues relating to the finances of the Ekiti State Government within the period under review and; To make appropriate recommendations to the Ekiti State Government.
The Judicial Commission of Enquiry has three (3) months to submit its report to the governor.